The Other Ninety-Six Percent
Environmental Forum, p. 10, January/February 1993
7 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2013 Last revised: 4 Jan 2017
Date Written: 1993
This article explains why industrial waste that is not legally hazardous must be given greater attention and regulatory oversight. Industrial waste (including coal ash) may represent as much as 96 percent of municipal, hazardous, and industrial wastes combined. The article explores the existing federal framework for industrial waste and looks at innovative state approaches, particularly the approach taken in Pennsylvania.
Keywords: industrial waste, industrial solid waste, coal ash, disposal impoundment, solid waste, waste disposal, groundwater contamination, groundwater pollution, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, residual waste, Pennsylvania, sustainable development
JEL Classification: K19, K23, K32, K39, 013, Q24, Q25, Q28, Q38, Q01, Q48
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