Adrienne Anderson was professor of Environmental & Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She served as the Western Director of the National Toxics Campaign, a network of community groups that studies toxins in their communities. In 1997 Anderson filed a federal whistleblower case on a plan to mix plutonium waste with sewer sludge, process it into fertilizer and then use on American farms. She worked with farmers and unions to stop practices like this from taking place. She died in 2011.