03 Oct '11, 8pm

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Oct 11, 1976 - President Ford signs the Toxic Substances Control Act to curtail risks from chemicals in products and the environment. Oct 12, 2006 - EPA issues a rule to protect our water systems from contaminated ground water. Oct 12, 2007 - Thirty EPA employees share the Nobel Peach Prize for their work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Oct 15, 2008 - EPA requires that storage standards for nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain meet the standards for one million years. Oct 17, 1986 - Congress declares the public has a right to know when toxic chemicals are released. Oct 18, 1972 - Congress passes the Clean Water Act, to restore and maintain our nation's waters. Oct 20, 1993 - President Clinton directs the federal government to buy recycled and environmentally-preferable products. Oct 21, 1971 - President Nixon signs major revisions to pesticide protections to...

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