This study is one of 70 volumes assessing the workforce needs (manpower needs) for pollution control and abatement in the United States for the five-year period of 1976 through 1981. Seven fields for pollution control - air, noise, pesticides, potable water, radiation, solid waste, and wastewater -- are analyzed, together with energy-related programs currently accentuated by the national effort to solve energy supply problems. The report contains the information and data collected from the private industrial sector in the areas of pollution control and abatement. Included are indications of current workforce levels and career potentials as supplied by numerous industrial respondents. Much of the information presented is based upon best professional estimates developed from available information and is representative of a particular company or group of companies rather than the industry as a whole.