Hazardous waste sites (61 - 70 of 74 items)
Hazardous Waste: Abandoned Disposal Sites May Be Affecting Guam's Water Supply
NSIAD-87-88BR: Published: May 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to identify and clean up abandoned hazardous waste disposal sites on a Navy and an Air Force installation in Guam.GAO found that DOD: (1) initiated its Installation Restoration Program (IRP) to identify suspected problems with closed disposal sites and to control the migration of hazardous contamination from t...
Hazardous Waste: EPA's Superfund Program Improvements Result in Fewer Stopgap Cleanups
RCED-86-204: Published: Aug 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the number and cost of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) repeat cleanup actions at priority sites; (2) whether EPA is performing more thorough cleanups at priority hazardous waste sites; and (3) whether EPA has changed its removal operating policies and procedures since February 1985.In February 1985, GAO recommended that EPA revise...
Hazardous Waste: EPA's Consideration of Permanent Cleanup Remedies
RCED-86-178BR: Published: Jul 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reported on the extent to which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has considered the use of treatment technologies that permanently destroy or detoxify wastes at the nation's worst hazardous waste sites; and (2) identified the barriers to the increased use of such technologies and EPA efforts to overcome them.GAO found that: (1) in the first...
Review of Selected Air Force Hazardous Waste Reports
NSIAD-86-68BR: Published: Mar 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 30 contractor-developed Installation Restoration Program Phase I reports, which identify areas of potential environmental contamination due to hazardous waste disposal at Air Force installations, and compared them to the procedures outlined in the Air Force's guidance manual.GAO found that the contractors used the required procedures to determine w...
Hazardous Waste: Status of Private Party Efforts To Clean Up Hazardous Waste Sites
RCED-86-65FS: Published: Dec 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) compliance monitoring of responsible party settlements for cleanup at priority hazardous waste sites and prepared a fact sheet summarizing its findings.EPA has the authority to compel parties responsible for hazardous site conditions to either perform cleanups themselves or reimburse the government for...
EPA's Inventory of Potential Hazardous Waste Sites Is Incomplete
RCED-85-75: Published: Mar 26, 1985. Publicly Released: May 3, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state programs in determining the extent of hazardous waste cleanup problems. EPA and the states are required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to complete a nationwide inventory of hazardous disp...
Status of EPA's Remedial Cleanup Efforts
RCED-85-86: Published: Mar 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in cleaning up the nation's worst hazardous waste sites during the first 4 years of the Superfund Program. The report focused on: (1) the extent to which EPA believes that the worst sites have been cleaned up under its remedial program; and (2) the status and funding of ongoing remedial act...
Efforts To Clean Up DOD-Owned Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites
NSIAD-85-41: Published: Apr 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Installation Restoration Program (IRP), which is a program to comply with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act's requirements for cleanup of DOD hazardous waste sites.DOD has identified 473 military bases that require assessments to identify potentially hazardo...
GAO Superfund Work
126524: Mar 26, 1985
GAO discussed its work in the area of hazardous waste disposal and issues to be considered during congressional debates on the reauthorization of the Superfund program. The testimony focused on the extent of the hazardous waste problem, the status of cleanup efforts, and the projected cost of cleaning up the nation's most hazardous waste sites. GAO found that the Environmental Protection Agency (E...
Clearer EPA Superfund Program Policies Should Improve Cleanup Efforts
RCED-85-54: Published: Feb 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the types of removal actions taken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at hazardous waste sites under its Superfund program and whether existing legislation allows for more comprehensive cleanup of contamination by the removal program.GAO found that: (1) from December 1980 to February 1984, EPA finished immediate removal actions at 165...