Hazardous substances (51 - 55 of 55 items)
EPA's Region VII PCB Enforcement Actions Concerning PCB Treatment, Inc. and Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
T-RCED-87-13: Published: Apr 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) enforcement activities regarding polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), focusing on two companies operating in one EPA region. EPA regulatory activities concerning PCB include: (1) approving PCB disposal and destruction processes developed by private companies; (2) inspecting the companies for compliance wi...
Hazardous Waste: Uncertainties of Existing Data
PEMD-87-11BR: Published: Feb 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO addressed the issue of whether future treatment, storage, and disposal capacities will be quantitatively adequate to manage the volume of hazardous wastes being generated.GAO found that, after reviewing approximately 90 studies and documents, there were significant data gaps, methodological problems, and other issues that precluded it from: (1) relying u...
Hazardous Waste: Selected Aspects of Cleanup Plan for Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NSIAD-86-205BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost and economic assumptions in the Army's June 1986 draft plan to accelerate the cleanup of an arsenal near Denver, Colorado.GAO found that the Army: (1) provided well-documented cost and economic assumptions for the types of cleanup activities considered; (2) used the Office of Management and Budget's inflation rate to proj...
Natural Resource Damage Claims and Assessment Regulations Under Superfund
RCED-84-196: Published: Sep 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the natural resource damage claims provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund.Under the act, federal and state trustees of natural resources may submit claims against Superfund for reimbursement for injury to or destruction or loss of natural resources c...
Information on a Hazardous Waste Facility Containing Chromium Lead Sludge
CED-82-13: Published: Nov 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated a hazardous waste facility at which chromium lead sludge was being deposited in a wetland area as part of a hazardous waste disposal operation.The facility, which has been landfilling chromium lead sludge for 11 years, is located in a marshy area with an underground clay layer. This layer provides for the lateral flow of water or leachate from...