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EPA"s efforts to clean up three hazardous waste sites

United States. General Accounting Office

EPA"s efforts to clean up three hazardous waste sites

report to the chairman, Subcommittee on Commerce, Transportation and Tourism, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by The Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ohio.,
  • New Jersey.,
  • Rhode Island.
    • Subjects:
    • Hazardous waste sites -- Ohio.,
    • Hazardous waste sites -- New Jersey.,
    • Hazardous waste sites -- Rhode Island.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby the U.S. General Accounting Office.
      ContributionsUnited States. Environmental Protection Agency.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD811.5 .U55 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[1] leaf, iv p., [1] leaf, 16 p. ;
      Number of Pages16
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3000579M
      LC Control Number84603107

      PNL EPA/ EPA GUIDE FOR IDENTIFYING CLEANUP ALTERNATIVES AT HAZARDOUS-WASTE SITES AND SPILLS: BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT Prepared for Office of Emergency and Remedial Response U S Environmental Protection Agency Prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratory Operated for the U S Department of Energy by Battelle Memorial Institute . 5. Environmental Protectior^ftggjg^ ''Oil 0, Library (PL-l^n Environmental Protection./est Jackson lftffi"EYnnr __'A ' -^fl-pte0f Solid Waste and Emergency Response (G) EPAF Fall Superfund At Work Hazardous Waste Cleanup Efforts Nationwide Site Description: An industrial park in Mclntosh, Alabama, sur- rounded by farm and forest land, and bordered by a.

        The Superfund program has been criticized over the years for its slow efforts to clean up hazardous waste sites, which now number more than 1, around the country. While Pruitt said he wants to prioritize the program, he would do so with a smaller budget. PREFACE In , Congress enacted sweeping amendments to the nation's law to cleanup abandoned hazardous waste sites. Two years later, Administrator Reilly set a course for the Superfund program designed to improve the program's performance and to increase the role of the private sector in paying for cleanup.

        The guidance encompasses, among other programs, the EPA’s “Superfund” program, which is the agency’s primary instrument for the cleanup of toxic sites. Created decades ago to clean up the nation’s most hazardous toxic-waste sites, the program has been plagued with problems almost since its inception. This year battle of a small town against the pollution from the Stringfellow site is recounted in her book, “Remembering Stringfellow.” we share how EPA is leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during cleanup operations at hazardous waste sites. We investigate and clean up hazardous waste sites in EPA Region 5.


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