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Environmental Protection Agency

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Agency overview

Mission

To protect human health and the environment.

Current priorities

  • Keeping water safe and secure
  • Developing guidelines for the disposal of toxic waste
  • Innovating new technologies to address contaminated soil and groundwater
  • Researching how other countries protect their environments, and how that affects the U.S.

Organization

EPA is comprised of twelve headquarters offices and ten regional offices. A sample of EPA’s headquarters offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure:

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