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Main Title Superfund : EPA has identified limited alternatives to incineration for cleaning up PCB and Dioxin contamination : report to Congressional requesters /
CORP Author United States. General Accounting Office.
Publisher The Office ; The Office [distributor,
Year Published 1995
Report Number GAO/RCED-96-13; B-266331
Stock Number 155951
OCLC Number 34083517
Subjects Hazardous waste site remediation--United States. ; Polychlorinated biphenyls. ; Dioxins.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TD1050.T43 A35 1995 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2015
ERAM  TD1050.T43A35 HWC Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/07/1996
Collation 37 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Cover title. "December 1995." Includes bibliographical references. "GAO/RCED-96-13." "B-266331"--P. 1.
Contents Notes
GAO found that EPA has: (1) chosen innovative technologies in about 20 percent of its cleanup decisions and has used innovative treatment technologies at 10 percent of the PCB-contaminated sites and 3 percent of the dioxin-contaminated sites; (2) not identified any innovative technologies that it believes to be as effective as incineration for treating waste at PCB or dioxin contaminated Superfund sites; (3) recognized that some of its previous cleanup decisions should be reevaluated to take advantage of recent technological advancements; and (4) identified a number of barriers that inhibit the development and use of innovative technologies at Superfund sites, including the inability of innovative technologies to meet incineration performance standards, technical limitations, limited cost and performance data, and the lack of incentives to encourage technology development.