The Resource Electronic waste : harmful U.S. exports flow virtually unrestricted because of minimal EPA enforcement and narrow regulation : testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, statement of John B. Stephenson., (electronic resource :)

Electronic waste : harmful U.S. exports flow virtually unrestricted because of minimal EPA enforcement and narrow regulation : testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, statement of John B. Stephenson., (electronic resource :)

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Electronic waste : harmful U.S. exports flow virtually unrestricted because of minimal EPA enforcement and narrow regulation : testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
Title
Electronic waste
Title remainder
harmful U.S. exports flow virtually unrestricted because of minimal EPA enforcement and narrow regulation : testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
Statement of responsibility
statement of John B. Stephenson.
Title variation
  • Electronic waste
  • Harmful U.S. exports flow virtually unrestricted because of minimal EPA enforcement and narrow regulation
  • Electronic waste exports
Title variation remainder
harmful United States exports flow virtually unrestricted because of minimal Environmental Protection Agency enforcement and narrow regulation
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Language
eng
Summary
Increasingly, U.S. consumers are recycling their old electronics to prevent the environmental harm that can come from disposal. Concerns have grown, however, that some U.S. companies are exporting these items to developing countries, where unsafe recycling practices can damage health and the environment. Items with cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) are particularly harmful because they contain lead, a known toxin. As a result, in January 2007, EPA began regulating the export of CRTs under a rule requiring companies to notify EPA before exporting CRTs. GAO's August 2008 report examined (1) the fate of exported used electronics, (2) the effectiveness of regulatory controls over the export of these devices, and (3) options to strengthen federal regulation of exported used electronics. Among other things, GAO reviewed waste management surveys in developing countries, monitored e-commerce Web sites, and posed as foreign Internet buyers of broken CRTs
Cataloging source
EJB
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Stephenson, John B
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-08-1166 T.
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  • United States
  • Electronic waste
  • Electronic apparatus and appliances
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Label
Electronic waste : harmful U.S. exports flow virtually unrestricted because of minimal EPA enforcement and narrow regulation : testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, statement of John B. Stephenson., (electronic resource :)
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Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... September 17, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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mixed
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unknown
Extent
17 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)BOP252229133
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  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 9/17/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d081166t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Electronic waste : harmful U.S. exports flow virtually unrestricted because of minimal EPA enforcement and narrow regulation : testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, statement of John B. Stephenson., (electronic resource :)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... September 17, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
17 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)BOP252229133
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 9/17/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d081166t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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