Welcome to the Tribal Hazardous Substances Website
This is the first public release of ITEPís Hazardous Substances website. We are seeking comments, case studies, tribal-specific documents and topics of interest for further development and population of this website. Please provide comments to ITEP and use the attached form for case studies and tribal-specific documents that you would like to share with other tribes on our website.Hazardous substances are present in each of our communities. People can be exposed to hazardous substances through many different avenues: in their homes, drinking from a contaminated water source, entering abandoned buildings, incinerators emissions, industrial releases, and direct contact with landfills or other contaminated sites.
This website has been developed for Tribes to:
- expand awareness of unknown possible hazardous substances that may be found throughout your community,
- locate resources to learn more about those substances,
- and prioritize action by evaluating the effects on, and posing risks to, your community, traditional practices, and subsistence resources.
Learn more about possible hazardous substances in your community by selecting from the sources identified in the map below. Please roll your POINTER over and CLICK on each icon.
For more information, please contact:
Todd Barnell, Program Manager
Jennifer Williams, Alaska Program Coordinator, Sr.
Last updated: March 4, 2013