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Main Title Characterization of household hazardous waste from Marin County, California and New Orleans, Louisiana /
Author Rathje, W. L. ; Wilson, D. C. ; Lambou, V. W. ; Herndon, R. C.
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Author Title of a Work
Rathje, W. L.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/4-87/025; CR-813151-01-0
Stock Number PB88-102439
OCLC Number 16999104
Subjects Hazardous wastes--California ; Hazardous wastes--Louisiana--New Orleans
Additional Subjects Hazardous wastes--California ; Hazardous wastes--Louisiana--New Orleans ; Hazardous materials ; Households ; Water pollution ; Waste disposal ; Toxicity ; Marin County(California) ; New Orleans(Louisiana)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD1050.R57E5 1987 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-87-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/10/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-4-87-025 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/10/2014
EKBD  EPA-Z/558 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/24/2001
ELBD  EPA 600-4-87-025 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/17/1997
EMAM  EPA 600/4-87-025 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 06/05/2018
EMBD  PB88-102439 MF NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 01/07/1994
ERAD  EPA 600/4-87-025 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/01/1991
ESAD  EPA 0131 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/01/1988
NTIS  PB88-102439 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 20 pages ; 28 cm
There is a growing concern that certain constituents of common household products, that are discarded in residential garbage, may be potentially harmful to human health and the environment by adversely affecting the quality of ground and surface water. A survey of hazardous wastes in residential garbage from Marin County, California, and New Orleans, Louisiana, was conducted in order to determine the amount and characteristics of such wastes that are entering municipal landfills. The results of the survey indicate that approximately 642 metric tons of hazardous waste are discarded per year for the New Orleans study area and approximately 259 metric tons are discarded per year for the Marin County study area. Even though the percent of hazardous household waste in the garbage discarded in both study areas was less than 1 percent, it represents a significant quantity of hazardous waste because of the large volume of garbage involved.
"Pre-issue copy"--Cover. "July 1987." "August 1987"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.