IEER’s Arjun Makhijani is interviewed by Mark Greenblatt for part of this story of about Trump’s pick to lead the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality.

Video as seen on ABC15 Arizona on December 20, 2017:

Video by Vik Narayan.

Mark Greenblatt’s article:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s pick for a powerful White House environmental post, is backing away from her testimony before senators denying a role in under reporting radiation contamination in Texas drinking water.

White, the former chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), said during her nomination hearing last month before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, “I would never, ever tell staff to under report health hazards. That’s the only statement I wanted to make.”

After the hearing and a Scripps News report that pointed to TCEQ documents which suggested White played a central role in under reporting radiation, the Senate committee followed up on White’s testimony and requested she clarify her position in writing.

Read full article at ABC15 Arizona.

See also, 2011 story, A Matter of Risk: Radiation, Drinking Water, and Deception by Mark Greenblatt.