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Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste

1984 General Resolution

WHEREAS, every person has the right to a safe and healthful environment; and

WHEREAS, as the problems created by toxic substances and hazardous wastes affect our health and that of future generations, it is our responsibility to insure a safe and healthful environment;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1984 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges all Unitarian Universalists to inform themselves, educate others, and involve themselves and others in solving the problems caused by improper disposal of hazardous waste and toxic materials into our land, water and air; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urges members of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Canada and the United States to work with their governments in enforcing laws designed to:

  1. Insure that industry and government assume their responsibilities for past mistakes and work to prevent future errors by adhering to both the letter and intent of related law;
  2. Control the sale and use of toxic substances both at home and abroad; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urges members of the Unitarian Universalist Association to work for additional legislation, as needed, to ensure that hazardous waste materials are disposed of in the safest possible way and to support the full implementation, without diminishment of laws already on the books, insofar as they serve to maintain a safe and healthful environment.

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