environmental protection agency meaning

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  • Noun: Environmental Protection Agency
    1. An independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment
      - EPA

    Type of: independent agency

    Encyclopedia: Environmental Protection Agency

  • [Economics]
    = (EPA)

    A US federal agency for research into pollution and the environment. The EPA is concerned with air and water pollution by solid wastes, pesticides, toxic substances, and radiation; it collaborates with other federal agencies and co-ordinates the anti-pollution policies of state and local governments.

  • [Medicine]
    An agency in the executive branch which endeavors to abate and control pollution in the areas of air,water,solid waste,noise,radiation,and toxic substances.


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