Thursday, March 17, 2011

TSCA Oral History Project - From Inception to Reform (with Video)

The Chemical Heritage Foundation, a Philadelphia based policy center, has an ongoing program they call the TSCA Oral History Project.  Videos of two recent events are now on their web site.

The first video includes speakers from a November 19, 2010 seminar called "From Inception to Reform: Unpacking the History of the Toxic Substances Control Act through Archives and Oral Histories."  The main speakers were Jody Roberts and Jessica Schifano.

Of perhaps even greater interest was another public discussion held on March 3, 2011 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science headquarters in Washington, DC.  It featured some of the key players in the chemicals regulatory framework over the years, specifically:
  • James V. Aidala
  • Charles M. Auer
  • Charles L. Elkins
  • Mark A. Greenwood
  • Glenn E. Schweitzer
Each offered their insights into the history of the Toxic Substances Control Act and what factors are important in the (sometimes) continuing debate over how to reform it.  You can watch the YouTube video below:

More information can be found at the Chemical Heritage Foundation's web site.

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