Hazardous wastes (61 - 70 of 109 items)
Superfund De Minimis Settlements
T-RCED-88-46: Published: Jun 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1988.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 focusing on EPA de minimis settlement activities at two Superfund sites. GAO noted that the de minimis settlements involve parties that have caused a relatively small share of the pollution at the nation's worst hazardous waste sites. GAO found that EPA: (1) reached...
Hazardous Waste: Future Availability of and Need for Treatment Capacity Are Uncertain
RCED-88-95: Published: Apr 11, 1988. Publicly Released: May 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the barriers facing the development of treatment facilities as alternatives to land disposal of hazardous wastes.GAO found that: (1) companies were reluctant to build treatment facilities because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not established treatment standards; (2) perceived local community opposition to hazardous...
Hazardous Waste: Problems and Cleanup Efforts at an FAA Facility in Oklahoma City
RCED-88-113FS: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) nature and extent of hazardous waste problems at the Federal Aviation Administration's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center; and (2) actions the Center took to clean up contamination.GAO found that: (1) state and local regulatory agencies cited the Center several times between 1984 and 1987 for various hazardous waste violat...
Superfund: Extent of Nation's Potential Hazardous Waste Problem Still Unknown
RCED-88-44: Published: Dec 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the extent to which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increased its hazardous waste site discovery efforts to determine the: (1) total possible number and types of sites that required investigation; (2) status of 837 sites EPA did not include in its 1985 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CE...
Hazardous Waste: Corrective Action Cleanups Will Take Years To Complete
RCED-88-48: Published: Dec 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to implement the corrective action provisions of the 1984 amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), to determine: (1) the number of hazardous waste facilities requiring corrective action; (2) the length of time it would take to implement the corrective action; (3)...
Hazardous Waste: Facility Inspections Are Not Thorough and Complete
RCED-88-20: Published: Nov 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the thoroughness and completeness of hazardous waste handler inspections conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and authorized states under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).GAO found that: (1) EPA inspection experts identified 200 RCRA violations at 22 of 26 facilities inspected between December 1986 and May 1987; (...
Closure Status of RCRA Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Facilities
T-RCED-88-13: Published: Dec 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's requirements for closure of hazardous waste land disposal facilities. GAO found that: (1) the estimate of the number of disposal facilities requiring closure has increased from 995 to 1,161; (2) the increases occurred because some facilities which had planned to continue operation...
Hazardous Waste: Tinker Air Force Base's Improvement Efforts
NSIAD-88-4: Published: Oct 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Tinker Air Force Base's efforts to correct its hazardous waste management problems.GAO found that Tinker: (1) implemented a recycling system to reuse hazardous substances generated at the base; (2) installed sensor-activated cutoff valves in its plating and chemical cleaning facility to regulate the flow of industrial wastewater ente...
Department of Defense Hazardous Waste Management
T-NSIAD-88-4: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with environmental protection laws through its hazardous waste generation, storage, and disposal management, and disposal site cleanup efforts. GAO found that: (1) although it had previously cited storage and disposal problems at 12 installations, delayed disposal, slow construction of storage facilities, and limited hazardous waste reduct...
Hazardous Waste: Controls Over Injection Well Disposal Operations Protect Drinking Water
RCED-87-170: Published: Aug 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, to assess: (1) the extent to which hazardous waste has contaminated underground sources of drinking water; and (2) EPA and state oversight of underground injection of hazardous waste.GAO found that: (1) although there are few confirmed cases of drinking-wate...