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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Assessment for future environmental problems : agricultural residues /
Author McAdams, M. T. ; Meardon, K. R. ; Kent, D. P. ; Darley, E. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Meardon, K. R.
Kent, D. P.
Darley, E. F.
CORP Author Pacific Environmental Services, Inc., Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Exploratory Research.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Exploratory Research,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/6-84/005; EPA-68-02-3727
Stock Number PB84-161371
Additional Subjects Agricultural wastes ; Environmental surveys ; Solid waste disposal ; Air pollution ; Assessments ; Forecasting ; Residues ; Environmental impacts ; Trends ; Smoke ; Mathematical models ; Particles ; Hydrocarbons ; Carbon monoxide ; Open burning
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-161371 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 196 pages ; 28 cm
This assessment was undertaken to determine whether agricultural burning constitutes an environmental problem in the United States. Preliminary indications are that agricultural burning is not likely to become a national problem. The report summarizes available information on location, types, and quantities of residues burned; health effects; nonhealth related concerns; policies, regulations, and smoke management plans affecting agricultural burning; and alternative disposal practices. A qualitative analysis discusses the future of agricultural burning on a regional basis, taking into account factors such as agricultural production potential and demographic changes. A trend analysis computer model is used to examine the potential future emissions of particulates, hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide from agricultural burning in California and in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. The report concludes by identifying gaps in information, recommending methods to gather the missing information, and identifying and prioritizing research efforts. An annotated bibliography of over 100 references is provided.
PB84-161371 "EPA-600/6-84-005." Microfiche.