Waste disposal (61 - 70 of 127 items)
Solid Waste: State and Federal Efforts to Manage Nonhazardous Waste
RCED-95-3: Published: Feb 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and federal efforts to manage municipal, commercial, and industrial solid waste, focusing on: (1) how states are addressing the rising costs of solid waste management and public opposition to solid waste facilities; and (2) the federal role in addressing solid waste management issues.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1994, 46 states had deve...
High Risk Series: Superfund Program Management
HR-95-12: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) management of the Superfund Program, focusing on: (1) EPA use of program funds; (2) the EPA priority setting system; and (3) EPA contract management.GAO found that: (1) EPA has directed more funds to its hazardous waste cleanup efforts; (2) the administration has established a senior level task force to develop a prioritizing method based on...
Superfund: Legal Expenses for Cleanup-Related Activities of Major U.S. Corporations
RCED-95-46: Published: Dec 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Program, focusing on: (1) responsible parties' cleanup and legal costs at Superfund sites; and (2) the factors that have increased or decreased their legal costs.GAO found that: (1) about one-half of the firms responding to the GAO survey spent a median of $1.5 million in cleanup and legal costs...
Superfund: Estimates of Number of Future Sites Vary
RCED-95-18: Published: Nov 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Program, focusing on: (1) trends in the number of reported hazardous waste sites; (2) EPA evaluation of potential contamination at these sites; and (3) recent estimates of the program's future growth.GAO found that: (1) the number of sites reported each year has steadily declined since 1985, pri...
Pollution Prevention: Status of DOD's Efforts
NSIAD-95-13: Published: Nov 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) pollution prevention efforts, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOD collects and reports information on its toxic chemical inventories and releases; (2) progress DOD has made in reducing the use of toxic chemicals; (3) problems that hinder DOD efforts to reduce the use of toxic chemi...
Pollution Prevention: The Navy Needs Better Plans for Reducing Ship Waste Discharges
NSIAD-95-38: Published: Nov 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Shipboard Solid and Plastics Waste Management Program, focusing on the: (1) Navy's planning processes; and (2) program's effectiveness since its implementation.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's two prior plans for meeting shipboard solid waste discharge requirements were not well-coordinated and did not include interim milestones for minimi...
NSIAD-94-264R: Published: Sep 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) agencywide environmental compliance and restoration program, focusing on the: (1) NASA hazardous waste sites inventory; and (2) preliminary cost estimate for NASA remediation activities. GAO noted that: (1) NASA has undertaken several initiatives to improve the management of i...
Pollution Prevention: Chronology of Navy Ship Waste Processing Equipment Development
NSIAD-94-221FS: Published: Aug 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's shipboard solid and plastics waste management program, focusing on the: (1) status of the Navy's plans for meeting solid and plastic waste disposal requirements; (2) solid waste processing equipment the Navy has developed in accordance with these plans; and (3) cost to develop the solid waste processing equipment.GAO found that: (1) sinc...
Superfund: Reauthorization and Prioritization Issues
T-RCED-94-250: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1994.
GAO discussed Superfund reauthorization and risk prioritization. GAO noted that: (1) the Superfund reauthorization bill clearly makes significant advances over the existing Superfund legislation; (2) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to consider the risks to human health and the environment when prioritizing sites for cleanup; (3) EPA could recover more of its cleanup and oversight c...
Hazardous Waste: An Update on the Cost and Availability of Pollution Insurance
PEMD-94-16: Published: Apr 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the availability of pollution insurance for hazardous waste facility owners and operators, focusing on the: (1) number of insurance companies that provide pollution liability and closure or postclosure insurance; (2) extent and cost of pollution insurance; (3) cost and availability of pollution insurance to land disposal facilities;...