About TNSI

Launched in 2001, Tonawanda Nuclear Site Info is a public service of James Rauch. A scientist by inclination and training (SUNYaB, B.S. Pharmacy, 1974, summa cum laude), Mr. Rauch has been an advocate for sound long-term public policy solutions to health and environmental quality problems for over thirty years.

His participation in public review processes includes State acid rain regulations, organic chemicals in drinking water, NYS Air Implementation Plan, and cleanup of three local nuclear waste sites: the Niagara Falls Storage Site, West Valley, and the Tonawanda, NY FUSRAP Site. He has been a member of the steering committee of the Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes since 1992.

He was the only member of the public to review and comment on all three parts (RI/BRA/FS) of the U.S. Energy Department's 1993 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Tonawanda Site. Together with former Linde/Praxair employee Don Finch and former OCAW local president Ralph Krieger, he helped to form the F.A.C.T.S. (For A Clean Tonawanda Site) public interest watchdog group in 1994. He continues to serve as a technical advisor to the organization. The group was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in October 1997 by Don Finch (deceased 2008), Ralph Krieger, and former Linde/Praxair employee Tom Schafer.

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"Widespread understanding of the truths of our self-inflicted environmental crises has not been facilitated by the existing socio-economic system.
And yet the choice between available scientific truth and ignorance has never been so stark, ... so crucial to our continued existence."

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