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Main Title Comparison: Organic Emissions from Hazardous Waste Incinerators versus the 1990 Toxics Release Inventory Air Releases.
Author Dempsey, C. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher cFeb 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/246;
Stock Number PB92-206267
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Air pollution sampling ; Incineration ; Organic compounds ; Waste disposal ; Public opinion ; Superfund ; Remedial action ; Combustion efficiency ; Implementation ; Comparison ; Mass transfer ; Concentration(Composition) ; Risk assessment ; Toxics Release Inventory
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NTIS  PB92-206267 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/01/1993
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Abstract
Incineration is often the preferred technology for disposing of hazardous waste and remediating Superfund sites. The effective implementation of the technology is frequently impeded by strong public opposition to hazardous waste incineration (HWI). One of the reasons cited for the opposition is the perception that the emission of organics pose an unreasonable threat to human health. While numerous risk assessments for these facilities has demonstrated these risks are very low, this has not totally allayed some of the concerns. In order to put organic emissions in perspective, the mass of these emissions from the incineration of hazardous waste has been estimated using 'reasonable worst-case' assumptions and compared to the 1990 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) air releases. Comparisons were made for 15 carcinogenic organic compounds and 17 non-carcinogenic organic compounds. Ratios for all but one of these compound-specific HWI emissions to their corresponding TRI air releases ranged from 0.0003% to 0.746%. The total mass emissions (121.7 tons) of all 32 specific organics from HWIs was less than 0.03% of the corresponding 1990 TRI air releases (431,600 tons).