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California Right to Know Collection
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The collection contains written and printed materials related to the right to know about the presence of, and exposure to, hazardous and toxic materials in California. The bulk period covered in California history are the years 1978 to 1982. These materials include efforts initiated by Tom Hayden and the Campaign for Economic Democracy's Stop Environmental Cancer Project to increase public awareness about exposures to hazardous and toxic materials in the workplace and in the community. Key participants include Paul Blanc, Allegra Hamman, Linda Rudolph and Ruth Heifitz. Governor Edmund G. Brown's efforts to develop information on use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials in the workplace and in the community through a model ordinance community right to know. This effort grew into a larger effort to give local governments planning and land use policy tools regarding emergency response and safe storage of hazardous materials. Key participants include Kenneth Finney in the Governor's Office, and Dede Hapner and Diane Takvorian in San Diego. Also includes information on efforts elsewhere in the US that were similar to California policy efforts, New Jersey and Federal OSHA, for example.
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Collection is open for research.