EPA inspector general will review agency's action on lead smelters

01/22/2013 | USA Today

The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General will investigate human exposure to lead smelters. The review follows a USA Today report about shortfalls in EPA investigations of former factory sites that may have caused lead contamination in the surrounding soil. The investigation will examine whether Superfund cleanups are meeting requirements and whether associated government costs are being recovered, according to the inspector general's plan.

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