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Dr. Yolanda Whyte’s Comments to the EPA

My name is Dr. Yolanda Whyte; I am a primary care pediatrician and environmental health expert with nearly a decade of experience caring for the health and well-being of children, especially those with special needs and those affected by health disparities and environmental injustices. I am the Community Outreach Director for the Environmental Health Task Force of the National Medical Association, which is the largest and oldest African-American physician group in the country. I am also a Board member of the Florida chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

I am concerned with the proposed rule under review at this afternoon’s hearing, including the pretreatment standard for coal waste. July 9, 2013


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