The Other Ninety-Six Percent

Environmental Forum, p. 10, January/February 1993

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-20

7 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2013 Last revised: 4 Jan 2017

John C. Dernbach

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Date Written: 1993

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dernbach, John C., The Other Ninety-Six Percent (1993). Environmental Forum, p. 10, January/February 1993; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2212356

John C. Dernbach (Contact Author)

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )

3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States

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