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Siting of Hazardous Waste Landfills and Their Correlation With Racial and Economic Status of Surrounding Communities

RCED-83-168 Published: Jun 01, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1983.
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In response to a congressional request, GAO determined the correlation between the location of hazardous waste landfills and the racial and economic status of the surrounding communities in eight southeastern states. GAO also provided information on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site location standards and permitting procedures.

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African AmericansEconomically depressed areasHazardous substancesPollution controlSafety standardsSite selectionSocial sciences researchWaste disposalWaste managementLandfills