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Main Title Environmental/Chemical Thesaurus.
Author Shriner, C. R. ; Dailey, N. S. ; Jordan, A. C. ; Miller, K. C. ; Owens., E. T. ;
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Lab., Tenn. ;Union Carbide Corp., Oak Ridge, Tenn. Y-12 Plant.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Library Systems Branch.
Year Published 1978
Report Number ORNL/EIS-132; W-7405-eng-26;
Stock Number PB-284 310
Additional Subjects Pollution ; Chemical compounds ; Thesauri ; Subject index terms ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Pesticides ; Radioactive contaminants ; Industrial hygiene ; Noise pollution ; Liquid wastes ; Occupational health and safety
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-284 310 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 311p
The Environmental/Chemical Thesaurus approaches scientific language control problems from a multidisciplinary view. The Environmental/Biomedical Terminology Index (EBTI), partially funded by the Energy Research and Development Administration, was used as a base for the present thesaurus. The Environmental/Chemical Thesaurus used as its source of new terms those major terms found in 13 Environmental Protection Agency data bases. The scope of this thesaurus was broadened over that of the Environmental/Biomedical Terminology Index to include not only environmental and biomedical sciences, but also the physical sciences with emphasis placed on chemistry. The chemical portion of this thesaurus expands the terminology in the inorganic chemistry area over that presented in the EBTI. Specific chemical compounds are not included; only classes of chemicals are given. To adhere to this level of classification, drugs and pesticides are identified by class rather than by specific chemical name. An attempt was also made to expand the areas of sociology and economics. Terminology dealing with law, demography, and geography was expanded.