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A Northwest Industry Roundtable Report


The PPRC is indebted to many individuals for assistance with this report and the Northwest Industry Roundtable on which it was based. Funding for the roundtable was provided by a grant from The Boeing Company.

Special thanks go to Kirk Thomson of The Boeing Company for providing guidance at the onset of the project; Claire Rowlett of Harding Lawson Associates for her contributions in organizing and facilitating the meeting; and Greg McCarrel of Pacific Propeller, Inc. for providing the PPRC with access to AESF members. Draft versions of the report were reviewed by Joe Hauth of Battelle Seattle Research Center; Michael Johnson and Rob Reuter of the Washington Department of Ecology; and Greg McCarrel.

Above all, the PPRC wishes to thank the roundtable attendees for their willingness to share the information, ideas, and suggestions that form the basis of this report.

The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this report are those of roundtable attendees, and do not necessarily reflect the views of PPRC or its supporters.


The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is a public non-profit organization that promotes implementation of pollution prevention in the Pacific Northwest, and through its work in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, contributes to our national understanding of pollution prevention. PPRC catalyzes research on pollution prevention, hosts forums, acts as an information clearinghouse, and serves as a link between public and private organizations.

Distribution of this report to other interested parties is strongly encouraged, provided appropriate credit is given to PPRC. For reprint permission, or more information on PPRC activities, contact:

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The PPRC wishes to extend its gratitude to the supporters who make PPRC's work possible:

Department of Energy
Environmental Protection Agency

State of Idaho
State of Oregon
State of Washington
State of Alaska

Corporate & In-Kind Support
American Electronics Association
ARCO Alaska
Arvay Finlay
Battelle Memorial Institute
Battelle/Pacific NW National Lab
Battelle Seattle Research Center
The Boeing Company
Fluke Corporation
Forrest Paint Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Intel Corporation
J.R. Simplot Company
Marten & Brown LLP
Microsoft Corporation
On Point Communications Strategists
Ross & Assoc. Environmental Consulting
Stoel Rives, LLP
Weyerhaeuser Company
The Waste Minimization Company

Other Supporters
Green Star Program
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon State PIRG
Washington Toxics Coalition
Waste Information Network


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