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Amid ‘nightmare’ budget cuts, EPA closing its Richmond lab

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is closing its Region 9 lab in Richmond, consolidating some of the lab's services and moving others out of California. Critics say the move will cripple the agency's ability to conduct testing and analysis in the region.

With “nightmare” budget cuts on the legislative slate, the EPA is closing its Region 9 lab in Richmond, where scientists perform everything from monitoring drinking water to watching over some of the worst toxic waste sites on the West Coast. It will be consolidating some of the lab’s services and moving others out of California.

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