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The Resource Hazardous waste in America, Samuel S. Epstein, Lester O. Brown, Carl Pope

Hazardous waste in America, Samuel S. Epstein, Lester O. Brown, Carl Pope

Label
Hazardous waste in America
Title
Hazardous waste in America
Statement of responsibility
Samuel S. Epstein, Lester O. Brown, Carl Pope
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The statistics on hazardous chemical waste are staggering. Over 85 billion pounds of waste are generated in the United States every year. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that at least 90% of these toxic substances are disposed of improperly and unsafely. There are more than 50,000 dump sites for hazardous wastes in the country, involving every state in the union, and only a few of these sites are monitored to any degree. In Hazardous Waste in America three experts have gone behind the statistics and scare stories to investigate the origins of this “toxic time bomb.” They explain not only what the wastes are, but why our economy produces them, what properties make them dangerous and how they have come to threaten our lives and our environment. -- inside cover (flap text)
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Epstein, Samuel S
Dewey number
363.7/28
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TD811.5
  • KF1299.H39
LC item number
  • .E67 1982
  • E67
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 670 .E64
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Lester O
  • Pope, Carl
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Hazardous wastes
  • United States
  • Schadstoffbelastung
  • Umweltgift
  • USA
  • Waste Products
  • Refuse Disposal
Label
Hazardous waste in America, Samuel S. Epstein, Lester O. Brown, Carl Pope
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Introduction. The problem of hazardous waste. Part 2. Case studies. Introduction to case studies -- Dumping in rural America -- Dumping in groundwater -- Dumping in Niagara Falls -- Dumping waste oil -- Midnight dumping. Part 3. The law. Legislation of hazardous wastes -- Regulation of hazardous wastes -- The citizen's legal guide to hazardous wastes. Part 4. Problems and technologies. Groundwater contamination -- The technology of disposal. Part 5. The future. Where do we go from here?. References. Appendices
Control code
ocm08306705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 593 pages
Isbn
9780871568076
Lccn
82003304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871562944
  • (OCoLC)08306705
Label
Hazardous waste in America, Samuel S. Epstein, Lester O. Brown, Carl Pope
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Introduction. The problem of hazardous waste. Part 2. Case studies. Introduction to case studies -- Dumping in rural America -- Dumping in groundwater -- Dumping in Niagara Falls -- Dumping waste oil -- Midnight dumping. Part 3. The law. Legislation of hazardous wastes -- Regulation of hazardous wastes -- The citizen's legal guide to hazardous wastes. Part 4. Problems and technologies. Groundwater contamination -- The technology of disposal. Part 5. The future. Where do we go from here?. References. Appendices
Control code
ocm08306705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 593 pages
Isbn
9780871568076
Lccn
82003304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871562944
  • (OCoLC)08306705

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