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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 Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-68-01-0556; 46c;
Stock Number PB-225 164
Additional Subjects ( Solid waste disposal ; Hazardous materials) ; ( Materials handling ; Hazardous materials) ; Industrial wastes ; Industrial waste treatment ; Economics ; Legislation ; State government ; National government ; Regulations ; Risk ; Management planning ; Metal industry ; Chemical industry ; Cyanides ; Organic compounds ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Pesticides ; Paints ; Electroplating ; Leather industry ; Classification ; Chromium ; Arsenic ; Cadmium ; Mercury ; Process charting ; Encapsulating ; Ion exchanging ; Sludges ; Incinerators ; Costs ; Site surveys ; National Disposal Sites
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-225 164 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 94p
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.