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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Groundwater Pollution in Rhode Island: A Study of Law and Administration.
Author Burke, J, D. Barlow ;
CORP Author Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Water Resources Center.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3040; OWRR-A-032-RI; 03761,; A-032-RI(3)
Stock Number PB-206 299
Additional Subjects ( Law(Jurisprudence) ; Water pollution) ; ( Ground water ; Rhode Island) ; Water quality ; Public health ; Law enforcement ; Litigation ; State government ; Government policies ; Recommendations ; Water law ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-206 299 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 37p
The report was undertaken to ascertain the legal theories under which pollution of groundwater is policed in Rhode Island. A study of that law indicated that the underlying legal theory is uncertain, so the author went on to suggest his own view of the situation--and to suggest a legal theory which would preserve the quality of the state's groundwater resources. The enforcement of present laws relating to such pollution was also studied in the field and through state records. The enforcement process was found ad hoc and not concerned with the upgrading and preservation of water quality. Water quality data is assembled, but little use is made of it by state officials.