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Main Title Systems for Rapid Ranking of Environmental Pollutants. Selection of Subjects for Scientific and Technical Assessment Reports.
Author Brown, Stephen L. ; Holt, Buford R. ; McCaleb., Kirtland E. ;
CORP Author Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif. Center for Resource and Environmental Systems Studies.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1976
Report Number CRESS-2; EPA-68-01-2940;
Stock Number PB-258 168
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Ranking ; Contaminants ; Environmental surveys ; Hazards ; Ratings ; Antimony ; Beryllium ; Carbon disulfide ; Carbonyl compounds ; Cobalt ; Cyanides ; Thermal pollution ; Odors ; Lithium ; Molybdenum ; Assessments ; Plutonium ; Methodology ; Monitoring ; Systems analysis ; Toxicity ; Indexes(Ratios) ; Carbonyl sulfide
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NTIS  PB-258 168 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 270p
This document reports the results of the development and testing of a system for rapidly ranking environmental pollutants. One potential use for the system is in choosing the most important candidates for Scientific and Technical Assessment Reports (STAR). Of several possible approaches to ranking environmental agents, a system depending on expert opinion but assisted by an objective subsystem was selected for development. The system defines procedures for collecting, processing, and evaluating data on production and use; environmental transport, transformation, and rate; and human health and welfare and ecological effects. A test of the objective subsystem confirmed the utility of the system. Of ten candidate agents, the three highest ranked were cyanides, carbon disulfide, and beryllium.