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An intelligent society?
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1. A goal or vision To have a society that makes good use of available information to make decisions Does not necessarily imply that society makes good decisions or the best decisions A more modest goal than justice If too specific, might be impossible What does this require? On whom do the requirements fall? If everyone is required to be competent at everything, this is impossible. There must be division of labor.
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2. Toxic Release Inventory The TRI began with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 http://www.epa.gov/tri/ First law to create a publicly accessible database Part of the main federal law regulating toxic cleanups, CERCLA, or “Superfund.” DOES require companies that work with or release toxic chemicals to report their emissions to the public DOES have a specific list of 650 chemicals for which this is required Does NOT put limits on pollution
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TRI continued
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course LIS 1001 taught by Professor Online during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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