Waste management guide : laws, issues & solutions /

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Author / Creator:Jessup, Deborah Hitchcock
Edition:1991 ed.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : Bureau of National Affairs, c1992.
Description:xvi, 445 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject:Refuse and refuse disposal -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Law and legislation.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1291855
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Notes:Includes directories.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-445) and index.
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One can do no better than to excerpt from Jessup's preface to "this. . .pragmatic guide through the morass of regulations and issues affecting solid waste management"that covers rules of the game under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Pollution Prevention Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); and the Clean Air Act and trends in state regulation. Jessup discusses industrial and municipal waste recycling, pollution, hazardous waste reduction, disposal technologies, siting issues, and more. She examines societal attitudes that create and exacerbate pollution problems; traditional purchasing and marketing behaviors that work against waste reduction; varying and confusing perceptions of risk; the friction that occurs when waste is moved across state lines; and the growing sense of outrage and powerlessness on the part of citizens, who worry about pollution but feel at a loss to effect changes. The book's emphasis is on the responsible management of waste. The guide should prove invaluable as a reference tool for anyone seeking a dispassionate view of waste management issues. For all levels of readers.-M. Levinson, University of Washington

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