Waste management (81 - 90 of 118 items)
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)...
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...
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...
Superfund: Civilian Federal Agencies Slow To Clean Up Hazardous Waste
RCED-87-153: Published: Jul 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the status of 11 civilian federal agencies' efforts to identify, assess, evaluate, and clean up hazardous waste sites.GAO found that: (1) about 70 percent of the 1,882 potential hazardous waste sites identified as of September 1986 were at the Department of Energy's nuclear materials and weapons facilities and research laboratories; (2) the Dep...
Hazardous Waste: Siting of Storage Facility at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas
NSIAD-87-200BR: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on Department of Defense (DOD) actions to ensure proper disposal of hazardous materials at Kelly Air Force Base (AFB), including site selection and storage.GAO found that: (1) DOD took appropriate steps in selecting Kelly AFB for the storage of its toxic waste materials; (2) the Texas Water Commission will issue a final decision on the DOD reque...
Hazardous Waste: Tinker Air Force Base Is Making Progress in Cleaning Up Abandoned Sites
NSIAD-87-164BR: Published: Jul 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to dispose of hazardous waste at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB).GAO found that, in 1985, Tinker AFB: (1) created the Installation Program Technical Review Committee to resolve problems in a more timely and effective manner; (2) established an environmental action group to increase its responsiveness to hazardo...
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: DOD Installations in Guam Having Difficulty Complying With Regulations
NSIAD-87-87: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to manage, store, and dispose of the hazardous waste generated at installations in Guam.GAO found that: (1) DOD installations in Guam were not in compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's requirements; (2) most of the violations were serious, and many were repetitive; (3) the most com...