State Agency Reviewing Toxic Contamination Decisions After Racially Charged Emails Come To Light
Activists say the emails reveal a systemic bias against communities of color facing possible toxic contamination.
Toxics Regulators Review 'No Action' Decisions By Scientists In Email Scandal
The state Department of Toxic Substances Control is reviewing a number of its decisions to take no further action regarding potential environmental contamination, with a specific focus on cases involving two senior agency scientists who had exchanged dozens of racially-charged emails. Toxic Substances Control is reviewing "no further action" decisions made over the past five years involving William Bosan, a senior toxicologist, and Theo Johnson, a senior geologist. An independent oversight panel recommended the review in January. (Aguilera, 5/18)