Did EPA's Jackson Try To Suppress NJ PFOA Study?

"A couple of months ago, a major article came out in a peer-reviewed journal that indicated the federal government’s health advisory for water contaminated with the toxic chemical PFOA was not nearly stringent enough.

The Gazette carried an article about the study, which was especially interesting because it was produced by scientists with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, which is where Lisa P. Jackson worked before President Barack Obama picked her to be administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

It turns out that Jackson, while still running the New Jersey DEP, took a special interest in this study -- to the point that she tried to block, or at least slow down, its publication in the publicly available scientific literature."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette in his Sustained Outrage blog July 8, 2009.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009