Inside EPA's chemical clean-up plan

With help from Zack Colman and Anthony Adragna

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A glimpse into EPA's guidelines for cleaning up a class of toxic chemicals across the country show a recommended threshold that is roughly 10 times higher than the levels deemed safe by the CDC, Pro's Annie Snider reports this morning.

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