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Physical sciences/Chemistry/Industrial chemistry

Nancy B. Jackson, past president of the American Chemical Society (2011) and manager of the International Chemical Threat Reduction Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been chosen by AAAS to receive the 2012 Award for Science Diplomacy.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), enacted by Congress in 1976, is the primary federal statute regulating industrial chemicals in commerce. But the law has not accomplished as much as its authors intended, and reauthorization by Congress has been stalled.