Northwest Toxic Communities Coalition:
A coalition of nonprofit groups from EPA Region 10 working together to address local hazardous substances and environmental health issues.
Above: flooding at the Old Mission Toxic Waste dump, Idaho. One day sent 160 metric tons of lead and heavy metal contamination downstream to the Coeur d’Alene River.
NW Toxic Communities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our EIN us 61-1555139. All donations are tax deductible and used to support our mission. Donate using this button. Or, go to our Sources of Support page for more information and more ways to donate.
The Northwest Toxic Communities Coalition (NWTCC) brings together about 40 organizations from the Pacific Northwest states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska) who are working to clean up toxic sites that are jeopardizing the health of their communities. Some are isolated in rural areas and tribal nations, some have no financial resources and strained community relationships, especially in areas where the polluters are also the main employer. Others are in cities, often in poor neighborhoods, living with the remnants of past industrial waste of their waterways and ongoing pollution of local manufacturing plants.
Although the physical circumstances of these small and diverse grassroots organizations are different, their similarities are strong. They are all working hard to better the health of their communities, are often isolated, underfunded, and limited in their efforts because of little community support and volunteering. The Northwest Toxic Communities Coalition provides support and expertise, relevant information, and resources to empower these organizations to continue in their efforts of protecting their communities from toxic waste.
Latest News & Webinars
- Heroes of Our Time, 2023 Annual SummitNorthwest Toxic Communities Coalition presented our 2023 Annual Summit on Saturday, May 6th between 9 AM – 3 PM. … Continue reading Heroes of Our Time, 2023 Annual Summit
- Gas Stoves: Risk of Burning Methane Indoors and AlternativesNW Toxic Communities Coalition one-hour webinar held January 27, 2023. Featuring:
- NW Toxic Communities Coalition Summit 20222022 Summit Topics & Speakers Taking it Personally: Climate Change & Public Service, speaker Joel Clement, Harvard University, Kennedy… Continue reading NW Toxic Communities Coalition Summit 2022
- NWTCC Webinar: What is 5G? and What do we know about its Effects?Thank you to all who participated. To those who couldn’t attend, a recording is now available. Lunchtime webinar with… Continue reading NWTCC Webinar: What is 5G? and What do we know about its Effects?
A big thank you to the University of Washington Superfund Research Program for supporting us from 2007 to 2022 through grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.