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NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER AND THE TIDEWATER INTERAGENCY POLLUTION PREVENTION PROGRAM

Citation:

Houlihan, J. AND K. Binkley. NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER AND THE TIDEWATER INTERAGENCY POLLUTION PREVENTION PROGRAM. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-94/171 (NTIS 95-178372), 1994.

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Description:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Langley Research Center (LaRC) is an 807-acre research center devoted to aeronautics and space research. aRC has initiated a broad-based pollution prevention program guided by a Pollution Prevention Program Plan and implemented through specific projects. Developed under an interagency agreement with EPA's Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, the program plan contains an environmental baseline, opportunities for pollution prevention, and establishes a framework to plan, implement and monitor specific prioritized pollution prevention projects. Over twenty specific source reduction or recycling projects have been initiated since 1991. Recycling activities and use of conservation measures have reduced the use of various freon chlorofluorocarbons, ozone depleting substances (ODCs), by 84 percent in 1993 compared with 1990 figures. In addition, improved silver recovery procedures reduced the amount of photographic laboratory waste by 70 percent, or 11,982 pounds, during 1993. Total hazardous waste, excluding abrasive blasting debris generated by specific remediation projects, has been reduced by 25 percent, or about 50,000 pounds, in 1993 compared to 1992. By implementing their pollution prevention program, NASA LaRC is contributing to the success of the Tidewater Interagency Pollution Prevention Program (TIPPP). IPPP is a pollution prevention demonstration program designed to integrate pollution prevention concepts and practices at Federal installations in the Tidewater, Virginia, area. Other participants include LangLey Air Force Base, the U.S. Army Transportation Center at Fort Eustis, Naval Base Norfolk, and the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to featuring NASA LaRC's Pollution Prevention Program, this report describes the pollution prevention and recycling accomplishments of TIPPP participants.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 09/01/1994
Record Last Revised: 11/18/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 126969

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS BRANCH