Accession Number : ADA296367

Title :   Pollution Prevention: Status of DoD's Efforts.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA296367

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Pollution is caused by the release of wastes into the environment. Hazardous wastes result from the use of toxic materials found in a variety of products, such as chemicals used in thinning paint, while nonhazardous wastes, such as scrap paper, do not contain toxic materials. A glossary of terms is at the end of this report. In August 1993, the President signed Executive Order 12856, which specifically requires federal agencies to take actions to reduce pollution, including implementing the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986. The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 established a national policy for reducing pollution at its source as the method of choice in preventing pollution. Other methods include recycling waste materials, treating wastes, and disposing of wastes.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *POLLUTION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, RECYCLED MATERIALS, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, EMERGENCIES, CHEMICALS, MATERIALS, TOXICITY, PLANNING, RELEASE, WASTES, PREVENTION, PAPER, DICTIONARIES, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL).

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
      Safety Engineering
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE