Environmental programs cover both occupational concerns, such as indoor air quality and asbestos, and concerns about the environment on campus and around the campus. Programs such as hazardous waste handling (and related areas such as universal waste and silver recovery), control of ozone-depleting refrigerants, and prevention of oil spills are designed to ensure that Williams College does not pollute the ground, air, or water. Many of these areas are regulated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, or both.
The College reports to the town and to these agencies on its possession and use of hazardous materials under the Community Right-to-Know Act. Any questions on materials present on campus can be addressed to Frank Pekarski.