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A new electric car power battery production plant is being planned. The environmental expertise has just reviewed target emission levels and approved construction. Your engineer has been reviewing documentation and accidentally found an error in initial data that was missed. This error remained unspotted by the government expertise as well. The corrected figure would increase the forecasted emissions of one pollutant 10-fold which would probably mean a denial of approval by the commission. The engineer consults with the project manager on this problem. The project manager should:


Ask the project engineer not to pursue this topic because it would lead the project into trouble and additional expenses.


Consult with the sponsor. This issue is beyond the project manager's ability to control.


Proceed with planning the project. You have the official paper stating that the environmental impact is acceptable.


Notify the sponsor and file updated input data to the environmental expertise.