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The Current Status of Hazardous Solid Waste Management

Hugh B. Kaufman
Environmental Health Perspectives
Vol. 27 (Dec., 1978), pp. 211-213
DOI: 10.2307/3428880
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3428880
Page Count: 3
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Abstract

Growth of the population and of industrialization, and substandard disposal of the increased waste products thus generated, have resulted in numerous documented cases of harm to human, plant, and animal health. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (1976), its stated goals, and its intended means of implementation, are discussed relative to hazardous waste problems. Subtitle C of this Act, and the authority granted by it to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, are explained. Standards and regulations have been imposed upon those responsible for generating and transporting hazardous wastes, to ensure the ultimate safe disposal of such wastes in environmentally suitable, properly licensed facilities.

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