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Reagan insists on Burford despite negative Senate vote

President Reagan refused to withdraw his appointment of Anne M. Burford to an environmental advisory committee after the Senate, voting 74 to 19, urged him to because of her ''controversial and flawed tenure.'' The President said allegations against her were not proven. Mrs. Burford resigned from the Environmental Protection agency last year amid allegations of mismanagement of the Superfund toxic waste cleanup program, relaxed enforcement of pollution laws , and special deals with corporate polluters.

Her nomination does not require Senate confirmation.

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