The Hazardous Waste Dilemma: Issues and Solutions

by John P. Collins, Dir.; Navy Environmental Support Office, Port Hueneme, Calif.,
Walter P. Saukin, Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-266-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-266-5 (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. 334
13.5 x 21 cm
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Conference information: National Conference on Environmental Engineering | New York, New York, United States | July 8-10, 1980

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The legal aspects, siting, management, disposal and site restoration of hazardous wastes are explored in an expansion of 30 of the technical papers that were presented at the 1980 conference of the ASCE Environmental Engineering Division. Under legal aspects, the implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is covered, as are performance difficulties of secure landfills for chemical waste; a regulatory panel discussion is included. Siting issues include: facilities siting programs in the Northeast United State, soil/chemical concerns, broad area searches, and the Tennessee Valley Authority's Hazardous Waste Treatment/Disposal Siting Program. Under management and disposal the specific wastes examined include: chemicals, fly ash, heavy metals, sludge, and toxic munition waste. An appendix summarizes the hazardous waste management regulations from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Illustrations and charts accompany most papers.

Subject Headings: Occupational safety | Hazardous wastes | Waste disposal | Chemical wastes | Waste management | Legal affairs | Recycling | Disasters and hazards | United States | Tennessee


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