Quote – William Reilly, head of the Philadelphia Health Department’s Air Management Services. Argues the costs would outweigh the benefits.

It would require us to mail out forms and get information on 450 or more chemicals from 7,500 firms. We think that would require another 15 people [and $300,000 more in costs].

Philadelphia Mayor William Green opposed the right-to-know. “Phila. Hits poison-list plan’s costs”, Philadelphia Bulletin, by Elmer Smith.

Wednesday, October 8, 1980