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Toxics Action Center Celebrating 25 Years of Victories

25 years of Victories

Twenty-five years ago, the Massachusetts Campaign to Clean Up Hazardous Waste formed with one staff member to pass a single bill through the Massachusetts Legislature. Today, Toxics Action Center’s nine full-time staffers help over fifty communities each year, operating in all six New England states.

Here are some of our favorite stories from the past quarter decade.

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What people are saying

  • "We were kind of floundering for a while… thankfully Toxics Action came on board, and they have been an inspiration. They have infused our group with new energy, and the possibility that this is not a done deal, and it is worth the fight. We are and will be eternally grateful for their help."
    - Mary Ann Bubinsiki, Westfield Concerned Citizens Group
  • "We never would have gotten off the ground if it hadn’t been for Toxics Action Center…we had no idea where to go. Their organizer helped us to get organized, gave us a voice, and gave us the steps to success. We never would have had that without her, and we appreciate her fully. We couldn’t possibly have replaced this service with anything else in the world."
    - Jill Alexander, Whey to Go!
  • "For twenty-five years, Toxics Action Center has been doing rocking work, they have changed communities, helped people on their journey for justice; they have just done tremendous work."
    - Lois Gibbs, Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
  • "I cannot tell you what a powerful experience this has been. I made one call to Toxics Action Center, and the cavalry was there. In less than a year, we got a bill through the legislature, I met international experts on getting pesticides out of our schools, and the skills I’ve learned through Toxics Action Center tell me I will be a leader."
    - Barb Dubais, Falmouth ME