Douglas M. Costle, who helped draw up the blueprints for the federal Environmental Protection Agency and served as its administrator when it tackled toxic waste sites and fluorocarbons and monitored radioactivity from the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster, died on Jan. 13 at his home in McLean, Va. He was 79.
His wife, Elizabeth, said the cause was complications of a stroke.
Appointed to head the agency by President Jimmy Carter in 1977, Mr. Costle (pronounced KOSS-tul) recruited 600 scientists and other professionals within two months of taking office at what was already the government’s largest regulatory body. He was instrumental in creating the so-called Superfund to decontaminate toxic waste sites after the Love Canal health crisis near Niagara Falls, N.Y., and oversaw a 0 million agreement with United States Steel to curtail air pollution.
At his first news conference, Mr. Costle announced the recall of 135,000 Cadillacs because they had failed to meet minimum standards under the newly minted Clean Air Act.
“Clean air is not an aesthetic luxury,” he said when he became E.P.A. administrator. “It is a public health necessity.”
Mr. Costle was the administrator when the agency banned aerosol spray fluorocarbon gases in 1978 and when it was assigned the lead role in monitoring the release of radioactivity after the partial meltdown of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant reactor in Pennsylvania in 1979.
In 1978, after extensive studies, he had approved a cooling system for the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire, which used seawater, after explaining that his agency’s role was limited to assessing whether water heated by the reactor at the plant would harm fish and plant life.
As E.P.A. administrator, a position he held until 1981, Mr. Costle was in the vanguard of the federal government’s efforts, not all of them successful, to define safety metrics for toxic chemicals and metals and enforce limits, while the White House was also weighing the inflationary impact of regulation.
He advanced the relatively novel argument that environmental regulation spurred economic development because it preserved resources. He acknowledged, however, that some of the fledgling movement’s early efforts, particularly at the state level, resulted from “an era of improvisation.”
“It wasn’t just drafting a document and throwing it out for a policy debate, casting thy bread upon the waters to see how soggy it gets,” he said in an interview for the federal agency’s oral history program in 1996. “We had to make the abstract work.”
After Mr. Carter was defeated for re-election in 1980 and Mr. Costle left the agency, he joined an environmental testing company, served as dean of Vermont Law School from 1987 to 1991 and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for United States senator from Vermont in 1994. He moved to McLean in 2003.
In addition to his wife, Elizabeth (Rowe) Costle, he is survived by a daughter, Caroline Costle; a son, Douglas Jr.; and three grandchildren.
Douglas Michael Costle was born on July 27, 1939, in Long Beach, Calif., to George and Shirley (Ellinghaus) Costle. His mother was a medical administrator, his father an engineer.
He was raised in Washington State, where his appreciation for nature was nurtured during fishing trips with his father to Spirit Lake, near Mount St. Helens.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard in 1961, graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1964 and worked as a trial lawyer in the Justice Department’s civil rights division under Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. He also served in the Army Reserve, in military intelligence.
After Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated in 1969, Mr. Costle was recruited by a friend to the White House Advisory Council on Executive Organization. He played a major role in conceptualizing the environmental agency, which Nixon created by executive order in December 1970.
During his tenure in Washington, Three Mile Island and Love Canal became battle cries for the environmental movement.
In the mid-1970s, a quarter-century after the Hooker Chemical Company stopped using Love Canal, in upstate New York, as a dump site, suspected carcinogens were found to be leaching through the soil into the backyards of homes built on the banks of the filled-in ditch dug by William Love, who had planned a model community there at the end of the 19th century. Hundreds of families had to be relocated by the federal government as it confronted an entirely new environmental challenge.
“It is one thing to deal with gross pollution you can see, where rivers catch on fire, or there’s a heavy plume from a smokestack,” Mr. Costle said in 1996. “Everybody can visually understand that. What is much harder to understand is the ubiquitous presence of toxins in the environment, where you don’t yet know what the long-term health effects or the mechanisms are.”B:
今期生肖三三开初生牛儿不怕虎【盲】【僧】【和】【亚】【索】【的】【移】【动】【速】【度】【飞】【快】，【空】【中】【只】【剩】【下】【些】【许】【残】【影】【留】【给】【观】【众】【们】【惊】【叹】。 “【我】【靠】！【这】【瞎】【子】……” “【哇】！【好】【帅】！” “【妈】【妈】【我】【想】【玩】【盲】【僧】……” 【在】【被】【盲】【僧】【一】【脚】【踹】【飞】【之】【后】，【纳】【尔】【紧】【接】【着】【又】【被】【亚】【索】【大】【招】【延】【长】【了】【控】【制】【时】【间】。 【当】【然】，【大】【虫】【子】【的】【控】【制】【也】【在】【等】【着】【他】。 【在】【经】【历】【了】【又】【一】【次】【惨】【无】【人】【道】【的】【无】【限】【控】【制】【之】【后】，【纳】【尔】【小】
【左】【凌】【啧】【了】【一】【声】，【和】【他】【讲】：“【这】【新】【婚】【礼】【物】【还】【是】【要】【送】【的】【啊】。【就】【咱】【们】【这】【交】【情】，【多】【少】【年】【了】。【这】【礼】【物】【要】【是】【不】【送】【的】【话】【真】【有】【点】【说】【不】【过】【去】。【你】【说】【你】【要】【是】【早】【点】【和】【我】【讲】，【我】【也】【可】【以】【早】【点】【着】【手】【准】【备】【啊】。” “【你】【说】【你】【好】【不】【容】【易】【嫁】【出】【去】【了】，【我】【这】【心】【里】【的】【石】【头】【终】【于】【落】【地】【了】。”【她】【叹】【了】【口】【气】，【一】【本】【正】【经】【的】【说】【着】。 【沈】【尽】：“……” 【沈】【尽】【虽】【然】【有】【些】
【除】【了】【邪】【龙】【之】【外】，【其】【它】【龙】【兽】，【龙】【族】【只】【要】【对】【龙】【神】【起】【誓】，【便】【一】【定】【会】【遵】【从】。 【而】【这】【时】【候】，【龙】【浩】【在】【祭】【坛】【下】【往】【上】【走】，【这】【一】【个】【祭】【坛】【有】【九】【十】【九】【个】【台】【阶】。 【在】【龙】【浩】【走】【到】【了】【龙】【神】【雕】【像】【之】【前】，【他】【的】【目】【光】【落】【到】【了】【面】【前】【的】【龙】【神】【雕】【像】【之】【前】，【只】【看】【到】【龙】【浩】【跪】【在】【龙】【神】【雕】【像】【之】【前】。 【龙】【浩】【的】【驭】【龙】【空】【间】【肯】【定】【也】【会】【与】【这】【龙】【神】【有】【关】【系】，【甚】【至】【金】【老】【也】【可】【能】【会】【与】【龙】【神】今期生肖三三开初生牛儿不怕虎【她】【不】【喜】【欢】【被】【束】【缚】，【喜】【欢】【自】【由】。 【她】【也】【从】【来】【都】【不】【是】【心】【怀】【大】【志】【的】【人】。 “【你】【说】【她】【累】【了】，【就】【会】【回】【来】【么】？” 【这】【次】，【她】【好】【像】【不】【会】。 【季】【暖】【暖】【很】【坚】【强】，【无】【论】【是】【当】【初】【季】【家】【破】【产】【后】【还】【是】【现】【在】【一】【个】【人】【管】【着】【长】【远】，【她】【都】【在】【被】【迫】【坚】【强】【着】。 【其】【实】【她】【大】【可】【以】【回】【来】，【让】【自】【己】【给】【她】【摆】【平】【一】【切】。 【但】【她】【没】【有】。 【她】【眼】【里】【的】【感】【情】【那】【么】【明】【显】，
“【还】【不】【错】，【起】【码】【没】【有】【飘】。” 【在】【看】【到】【阿】【依】【慕】【之】【后】，【林】【启】【荣】【开】【心】【地】【笑】【了】【起】【来】。 【在】《【星】【辰】》【全】【球】【公】【映】【之】【后】，【阿】【依】【慕】【以】【一】【身】【白】【色】【军】【装】【的】【造】【型】、【精】【致】【的】【面】【孔】【和】【过】【人】【的】【演】【技】，【得】【到】【了】【所】【有】【观】【众】【的】【认】【可】，【可】【以】【说】【一】【夜】【爆】【红】，【成】【为】【全】【球】【知】【名】【的】【女】【演】【员】，【名】【气】【暴】【涨】。 【在】【这】【种】【情】【况】【下】，【她】【并】【没】【有】【飘】，【而】【是】【继】【续】【兢】【兢】【业】【业】【地】【学】【习】、【拍】
【小】【道】【士】【冷】【笑】【一】【声】，【下】【令】【让】【仙】【鹤】【去】【杀】【了】【那】【些】【蛇】【妖】，【自】【己】【则】【一】【掌】【朝】【常】【盘】【拍】【下】。 【常】【盘】【被】【禁】【锢】【在】【符】【阵】【之】【内】，【眼】【看】【小】【道】【士】【手】【掌】【落】【下】【他】【就】【要】【身】【死】【于】【此】，【不】【由】【得】【满】【心】【悲】【哀】。 ‘【嘭】’ 【一】【声】【巨】【响】【在】【常】【盘】【耳】【边】【响】【起】，【随】【后】【一】【股】【凌】【厉】【的】【掌】【风】【将】【常】【盘】【给】【推】【了】【出】【去】。 【并】【且】【常】【盘】【身】【上】【的】【符】【咒】【也】【被】【这】【股】【掌】【风】【给】【刮】【落】，【使】【常】【盘】【立】【刻】【脱】【困】【而】【出】
【莫】【尘】【已】【经】【离】【开】【了】【迷】【宫】，【并】【且】【回】【到】【了】【自】【己】【的】【房】【间】，【如】【果】【说】【来】【也】【奇】【怪】，【今】【天】【雪】【家】【居】【然】【人】【很】【少】，【自】【己】【一】【路】【回】【来】，【基】【本】【上】【没】【看】【到】【什】【么】【人】。 “【奇】【了】【怪】【了】，【今】【天】【雪】【家】【的】【人】【呢】？”【莫】【尘】【回】【到】【房】【间】【后】【便】【疑】【惑】【了】【起】【来】，【虽】【然】【知】【道】【有】【部】【分】【原】【因】【是】【因】【为】【自】【己】，【但】【也】【不】【至】【于】【整】【个】【白】【家】【现】【在】【剩】【不】【到】【几】【十】【人】【吧】。 【就】【算】【去】【全】【力】【搜】【查】【自】【己】，【也】【不】【用】【出】
【真】【藤】【广】【田】【被】【抓】【已】【经】【过】【去】【了】【不】【少】【日】【子】【了】。 【他】【本】【以】【为】，【在】【被】【逼】【问】【出】【了】【所】【有】【有】【用】【的】【消】【息】【之】【后】，【他】【就】【会】【被】【当】【做】【一】【只】【蚂】【蚁】【一】【样】【被】【那】【个】【审】【问】【他】【的】【恶】【鬼】【一】【般】【可】【怖】【的】【家】【伙】【直】【接】【碾】【死】，【当】【然】，【或】【许】【是】【比】【这】【还】【要】【凄】【惨】【的】【死】【法】。 【不】【过】，【真】【藤】【广】【田】【却】【不】【在】【乎】【了】，【在】【酷】【刑】【的】【折】【磨】【下】【最】【终】【没】【有】【扛】【过】【来】【的】【他】，【在】【吐】【露】【出】【了】【那】【些】【消】【息】【后】，【就】【已】【经】【不】【在】