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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Alternatives to the management of hazardous wastes at national disposal sites /
CORP Author Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Publisher Little ; Distributed by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA 530-SW-46c
Stock Number PB22564
OCLC Number 04424283
Subjects Hazardous substances. ; Factory and trade waste--United States.
Additional Subjects Hazardous substances ; Factory and trade waste--United States
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 530/SW-46c Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/15/2008
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA SW-46c Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/31/2011
EJEM  TD897.5.L588 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKAM  530/Sw-46c Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 09/30/1994
ELBD RPS EPA 530-SW-46c repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/04/2016
Collation ix, 85 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Prepared for Environmental Protection Agency.
Contents Notes
This report defines and evaluates on technical, economic, risk, and legal grounds the various alternatives for managing hazardous wastes. The basic alternative approaches that were considered included: (1) on-site processing; (2) off-site processing; and, (3) on-site pre-treatment with off-site treatment and disposal. The major emphasis of the study, therefore, was devoted to assessing differences among these alternative approaches in: the economics associated with waste treatment; the immediate risk to human safety, as well as the eventual hazard to the environment and, the legal and institutional issues that would have an impact on a national treatment system. The major and significant conclusion of this report is that on economic grounds alone, off-site treatment facilities will be preferred by a majority of producers of industrial hazardous wastes, with the possible exception of those who handle explosives and dilute aqueous wastes. Although the shape and form of the processing system may vary, because of individual differences, this conclusion will be true for all regions of the United States.