Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

(U.S. government) An independent agency in the executive branch whose mandate is to control and abate pollution in the areas of air, water, solid waste, pesticides, radiation, and toxic substances. This is achieved through a combination of research, monitoring, standard setting and enforcement activities. Contact: Environmental Protection Agency; Ariel Rios Building; 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20460 USA; Tel: [1] (202) 272-0167; Web: www.epa.gov.

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