Administrator Anne M. Gorsuch (later Anne M. Burford), 1981-1983

Official portrait of Administrator Anne M. Gorsuch
Administrator Anne M. Gorsuch

Administrator Gorsuch was the fourth administrator of the EPA. During her administration, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act was signed into effect; schools began to be tested for the presence of asbestos; the Valley of the Drums disaster occurred; and dioxin contamination was discovered in Times Beach, Missouri.

More information available about Administrator Gorsuch is below.  

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  • Biography of Anne M. Gorsuch (Burford)
  • November 1985 article "EPA History (1970-1985)" - includes information about Administrator Gorsuch's tenure

Article by Administrator Gorsuch

  • Views from Former Administrators from November 1985 EPA Journal