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POLLUTION PREVENTION OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT - U.S. POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE FORENSIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES DIVISION - NATIONAL FORENSIC LABORATORY, DULLES, VIRGINIA
Bell, C. O., M. Hoel, J. Nuckels, AND J. Conrick. POLLUTION PREVENTION OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT - U.S. POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE FORENSIC & TECHNICAL SERVICES DIVISION - NATIONAL FORENSIC LABORATORY, DULLES, VIRGINIA. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-96/110 (NTIS 97-100010), 1996.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) in cooperation with EPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) is engaged in an effort to integrate waste prevention and recycling activities into the waste management programs at Postal facilities. This report describes the findings of the Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Forensic and Technical Services Division's National Forensic Laboratory in Dulles, VA. The assessment was conducted during the week of November 14 1994. The mission of each of the functional areas of the Forensic Laboratory including operations performed, processes and materials employed and the wastes and emissions generated is described. The Assessment Team makes recommendations concerning the procurement of hazardous materials; management of hazardous materials; purchase of chemicals on USEPA's 33/50 list; regeneration of carbon filters, improvement of source separation and recycling of paper and paper products, metals, and plastics; management of unwanted equipment; and other recommendations that can lead to the elimination, reduction or improved management of the facility's solid and hazardous waste streams and emissions to air and water.