An environmental research organization--Inform, Inc.--has released a guide to the various federal and state
programs that collect data on the chemicals used and disposed of by companies and plants in the state of
New Jersey. No centralized bureau contains all of the information on which, and how much, of several
hundred hazardous substances companies are using, producing or disposing of, but interested citizens,
local officials, community groups and journalists can use the guide--"Tracking Toxic Wastes in New
Jersey"--to find out which agency collects the kind of information they are looking for. The guide is
available for $15 (discounts for nonprofit organizations and bulk orders) from Inform, 381 Park Avenue
South, New York 10016.
--Peter Montague, Ph.D.
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