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Main Title Report to Congress on Hazardous Waste Disposal.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1973
Stock Number PB-258 518
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Industrial wastes ; Solid waste disposal ; Management planning ; Government policies ; Regulations ; National government ; State government ; Local government ; Storage ; Public health ; Environmental impacts ; Chemical industry ; Biological agents ; Explosives ; Flammable gases ; Flammable liquids ; Radioactive wastes ; Waste processing ; Economic analysis ; Decision making ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-258 518 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 176p
The management of the Nation's hazardous residues--toxic chemical, biological, radioactive, flammable, and explosive wastes--is generally inadequate; numerous case studies demonstrate that public health and welfare are unnecessarily threatened by the uncontrolled discharge of such waste materials into the environment. The conclusions of the study are that (1) a hazardous waste management problem exists and its magnitude is increasing; (2) the technical means to solve the problem exist for most hazardous waste but are costly in comparison with present practices; (3) the legislative and economic incentives for using available technology are not sufficient to cause environmentally adequate treatment/disposal in most cases; (4) the most effective solution at least direct cost to the public is a program for the regulation of hazardous waste treatment/disposal; (5) a private hazardous waste management service industry exists and is capable of expanding under the stimulus of a regulatory program; (6) due to inherent uncertainties, private sector response cannot be definitely prescribed.