Science in a world of rules, regulations, and war
In 1992 the Subcommittee on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing to discuss the current state of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The title underlined the concerns of the committee’s senior members—“Toxic Substances Control: Still Waiting After All These Years.”
At the onset of World War II the United States faced a sudden shortage of rubber, an essential wartime material. One concentrated effort to find a sustainable domestic source occurred in an unlikely place: a Japanese American internment camp in California.