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Main Title Hazardous waste in America /
Author Epstein, Samuel S.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brown, Lester O.
Pope, Carl.
Publisher Sierra Club Books,
Year Published 1982
OCLC Number 08306705
ISBN 0871562944; 9780871562944; 0871568071; 9780871568076
Subjects Hazardous wastes--United States. ; Hazardous wastes--Law and legislation--United States. ; Schadstoffbelastung ; Umweltgift ; USA. ; Environmental Pollutants--poisoning. ; Industrial Waste. ; Waste Products. ; Refuse Disposal.
Additional Subjects Hazardous wastes--United States ; Hazardous wastes--Law and legislation--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD811.5.E67 1982 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 01/01/1988
EIAM  TD 811.5 E67 1982 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/27/1995
EJBM  TD811.5.E67 1982 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/29/2014
EKCM  TD811.5.E67 1982 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/1992
ERAM  TD811.5.E67 1982 HWC 2 COPIES Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/20/1995
Collation xii, 593 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
The statistics on hazardous chemical waste are staggering. Over 85 billion pounds of waste are generated in the United States every year. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that at least 90% of these toxic substances are disposed of improperly and unsafely. There are more than 50,000 dump sites for hazardous wastes in the country, involving every state in the union, and only a few of these sites are monitored to any degree. In Hazardous Waste in America three experts have gone behind the statistics and scare stories to investigate the origins of this (3z(Btoxic time bomb.(3y (BThey explain not only what the wastes are, but why our economy produces them, what properties make them dangerous and how they have come to threaten our lives and our environment. -- inside cover (flap text)