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Overview of the Superfund Program.

Tytuł :
Overview of the Superfund Program.
Autorzy :
Macey, Gregg P.
Cannon, Jonathan Z.
Farrell, Alexander E.
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Źródło :
Reclaiming the Land; 2007, p25-47, 23p
Beginning in the nineteenth century, modern science and industry introduced compounds into the environment not found in nature but useful for their new properties, such as persistence and ability to control pests. Unfortunately, these same properties make these materials potential hazardous contaminants. As industrial processes in the United States grew in size and began to use greater amounts of hazardous substances, contemporary waste management practices, described as "cheap and casual" by Andrews (1999: 245), were applied to hazardous materials as well. However, the effects of hazardous substances could be very different from those of traditional wastes, for which odor and infectious disease were the principal problems, so these practices resulted in significant potential health and environmental risks (Hays 1987, Ch. 6). Up through the 1960s, the lack of awareness of the potential risks of hazardous wastes resulted in many abandoned hazardous waste sites (Hird 1994). [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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