[Pharmwaste] EPA OIG Report on Pharm Waste

Sierra Fletcher sierra at productstewardship.us
Wed May 30 16:12:36 EDT 2012

Attached is a recent report from EPA's Office of Inspector General, "EPA Inaction in Identifying Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals May Result in Unsafe Disposal."

Charlotte Smith at PharmEcology/Waste Management (who was interviewed for the study) and many of PSI's state members have been concerned with this for years.

The report notes that the EPA anticipates issuing a revised proposal for the management of hazardous pharmaceuticals in the spring of 2013 (some of you may remember coordinating on comments back in 2008 when EPA proposed including these medicines under the Universal Waste rule).

Best regards,

Sierra E. Fletcher
Director of Policy and Programs
Product Stewardship Institute, Inc.
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Boston, MA 02116
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sierra at productstewardship.us

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