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Question: The Federal agency primarily responsible for protecting our environment from contamination by hazardous materials releases is:

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  1.  The Department of Labor
  2.  The Department of Transportation
  3.  The Environmental Protection Agency
  4.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency

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3. The Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency is primarily responsible for protecting our environment from contamination by hazardous materials releases.


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The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the US federal government. It was founded on Dec 2, 1970 under Richard Nixon regim. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The agency is tasked to protect our environment from contamination by release of hazardous materials.

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