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The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Pollution and Toxins
Pollution and toxins
General
▶Agencies

Army Corps of Engineers (Defense Dept.), 441 G St. N.W., #3K05, 20314-1000; (202) 761-0001. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite (USA), Chief of Engineers. Press, (202) 761-0011.

General email, hq-publicaffairs@usace.army.mil

Web, www.usace.army.mil and Twitter, @USACEHQ

Cleans sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic, or radioactive waste and material.

Environment and Natural Resources Division (Justice Dept.), Environmental Defense (EDS), 601 D St. N.W., #8000, 20004 (mailing address: P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044); (202) 514-2701. Fax, (202) 616-2426. Letitia J. Grishaw, Chief.

Web, www.justice.gov/enrd/environmental-crimes-section

Conducts litigation on air, water, noise, pesticides, solid waste, toxic substances, Superfund, and wetlands in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency; represents the EPA in suits involving judicial review of EPA actions; represents the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cases involving dredge-and-fill activity in navigable waters ...

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