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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...
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...
Nuclear Waste: Issues Concerning DOE's Postponement of Second Repository Siting Activities
RCED-86-200FS: Published: Jul 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Energy's (DOE) second nuclear waste repository program in light of its decision to indefinitely postpone all DOE site-specific work on a second repository.GAO found that: (1) as the result of the postponement decision, DOE planned to curtail all second-repository site-specific activities, including financial assistance to in...
Hazardous Waste: Environmental Safeguards Jeopardized When Facilities Cease Operating
RCED-86-77: Published: Feb 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the extent to which: (1) owners and operators of hazardous waste facilities have declared bankruptcy and thereby avoided paying closure and post-closure costs for their facilities; (2) financial assistance requirements ensure that sufficient funds will be available to close and provide post-closure care at such facilities; (3) facilities that cea...
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act: 1984 Implementation Status, Progress, and Problems
RCED-85-100: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing the act, focusing on: (1) the DOE approach to selecting a waste disposal site; (2) DOE negotiations with states and Indian tribes for consultation and cooperation agreements; and (3) DOE planning for monitored retrievable spent fuel storage (MRS).GAO found th...
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...
Establishment of Nuclear Waste Repositories
B-164105: Published: Jun 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Information on Three Hazardous and Solid Waste Disposal Sites in Maryland
RCED-83-91: Published: Jan 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined three hazardous and solid waste disposal sites in Maryland to determine how the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is progressing.Congress enacted the conservation legislation to regulate the management of hazardous waste and improve waste disposal practices. The act provides that, a...
Information on the Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement Activities
CED-82-62: Published: Apr 1, 1982. Publicly Released: May 3, 1982.
In response to congressional concern, GAO provided information pertaining to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hazardous waste enforcement activities. This information reviewed: (1) the change in EPA enforcement policy under the current Administration; (2) potential enforcement organizational problems; (3) problems in issuing enforcement guidance and policies to the regions; and (4) the elimin...