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Main Title Development of predictions of future pollution problems /
Author Flinn, James E., ; Reimers., Robert S.
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Reimers, Robert S.,
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/600-5-74-005; EPA-68-01-1837; W74-08946
Stock Number PB-233 117
OCLC Number 01053088
Subjects Pollution--United States. ; Environmental Pollution--prevention & control ; Environmental Pollution--prevention & control--United States.
Additional Subjects Pollution--United States ; Energy ; Trace elements ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Hazardous materials ; Automotive fuels ; Particulates ; Water quality ; Forecasting ; Potable water ; Strip mining ; Land use ; Electromagnetic radiation ; Liquid waste disposal ; Fine particulates ; Solid waste disposal ; Abatement ; Predictions ; Contaminants ; Waste disposal ; Exhaust gases ; Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Agricultural wastes ; Sewage disposal ; Radioactive wastes ; Government policies ; Project planning ; Assessments ; Research needs
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJED  EPA 600/5-74-005 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/5-74-005 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/12/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/23/2021
NTIS  PB-233 117 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
NTIS  PB-245 127 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, tables ; 28 cm
The report describes the results of a program to identify, rank and project short- and intermediate-term future pollution problems. Identification was accomplished using three independent search approaches based on industrial production, environmental, and societal trends and activity. Nine ranking factors were devised to select ten most serious problems from the initial list. The factors included: persistence; mobility/pervasiveness; environmental, technological, social, and political complexity; physiological risk; research needs; and bulk or volume of the pollutant. The ten selected problems in rank order are as follows: Impacts of new energy initiatives; geophysical modifications of the earth; trace element (metal) contaminants; proliferating hazardous and toxic chemicals; emissions from new automobile fuels, additives, and control devices; disposal of waste sludges, liquids, and solid residues; critical radiation problems; fine particulates; expanding drinking water contamination; and irrigation practices. Five to ten year projections were made of the ten problems which resulted.
"March 1974." "Contract No. 68-01-1837." "(Program Element 1HA095)." "Project Officer James R. Hibbs, Implementation Research Division, Washington Environmental Research Center." "Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Includes bibliographical references.