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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Demonstration Grant Program has Limited Impact on National Solid Waste Disposal Problem. (Report to the Congress).
CORP Author Comptroller General of the United States, Washington, D.C.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1972
Report Number B-166506-720204;
Stock Number PB-257 295
Additional Subjects Product management ; Solid waste disposal ; Performance evaluation ; Technology assessment ; National government ; Sanitary landfills ; Incinerators ; Law enforcement ; Air pollution control equipment ; Grants ; Methodology ; Efficiency ; Projects ; Recommendations ; Fault diagnosis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-257 295 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 47p
More than 3.5 billion tons of solid wastes--such as abandoned cars, discarded bottles and cans, and paper--accumulate in the United States each year. About $4.5 billion is spent annually to dispose of wastes from these sources. The most common methods of solid waste disposal are landfill and incineration. A survey has shown that 94 percent of landfills used were inadequate because the wastes were not covered daily or were burned in the open, and that 75 percent of the incinerators used were inadequate because they did not reduce waste efficiently or because they caused air pollution. In view of these facts and of the increasing public and congressional concern over solid waste disposal, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Federal grant program conducted by the Office of Solid Waste Management Programs for demonstrating new and improved means of solid waste disposal.