Hazardous Waste Management in California: Lessons for the U.S.by Eugene E. Dallaire,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 4, Pg. 53
Document Type: Feature article
California has what many say is the best hazardous waste management program in the U.S. In fact, the Federal government used the California program as the basis for a national plan for managing hazardous waste. Among key features of the California approach: a strong field enforcement program, a well-equipped state lab, a manifest (shipping-paper) system for tracking wastes from cradle to grave, and a program to promote recycling and resource recovery. Yet, the state is not without its hazardous-waste problems, among them: the difficulty in opening new hazardous waste disposal sites, the confusing maze of hazardous waste regulations and the locating and cleaning up of abandoned hazardous waste disposal sites.
Subject Headings: Waste management | Hazardous wastes | Occupational safety | Waste sites | Recycling | Waste disposal | Federal government | Tracking | North America | California | United States
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