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EPA appointment makes waves

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has been criticised for appointing a consultant to its Radiation Advisory Committee who has argued for reduced regulation of radiation exposure.

In the latest controversy involving the agency—which has been at the heart of battles over the Trump administration’s approach to science—the EPA announced on 31 January that it had appointed Brant Ulsh to the RAC and made him its chairman.

The RAC is a subcommittee of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, which reviews the quality of the agency’s evidence-based decision making and provides it with broad science advice.

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