The Resource Environmental Cleanup Costs: NASA is Making Progress in Identifying Contamination, but More Effort is Needed

Environmental Cleanup Costs: NASA is Making Progress in Identifying Contamination, but More Effort is Needed

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Environmental Cleanup Costs: NASA is Making Progress in Identifying Contamination, but More Effort is Needed
Title
Environmental Cleanup Costs: NASA is Making Progress in Identifying Contamination, but More Effort is Needed
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eng
Summary
Like other entities, including federal agencies, NASA must comply with federal environmental laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RcEA) of 1976 and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and liability Act (CERCIA) of 1980, as amended. ECRA regulates the generation, transportation, storage, disposal, and cleanup of hazardous wastes. CERCLA creates a framework for carrying out cleanups, particularly for sites that have been abandoned and sites that pose the most severe environmental threat. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers RCRA and CERCLA, and it may authorize state agencies to implement all or part of RCRA responsibility. To carry out its responsibility, therefore, NASA needs to work with multiple regulators. In our 1991 report,2 we stated that NASA had not adequately implemented its policy to prevent, control, and abate environmental pollution. As a result of our 1991 report, NASA developed an environmental strategic plan and established an Environmental Management Division at the headquarters level. The environmental strategic plan includes a goal of remediating contaminated sites to protect human health and the environment as quickly as funds allow. To carry out this plan, NASA uses a decentralized management approach. Its field facility directors are responsible for day-to-day environmental matters, including remedial activities. The Environmental Management Division is the focal point for environmental matters. In our 1994 follow-up report, we stated that NASA'S environmental program still lacked implementation schedules and, if funding levels at that time continued, remedial activities would take longer than the 20 years NASA had predicted
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DTICE
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hinnen, Patricia F
  • Soniat, Edwin J
  • Marks, David P
  • Kunkle, Gary W
  • Phillips, Johnnie
  • GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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  • Cost estimates
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Environmental protection
  • Federal law
  • Environments
  • Management planning and control
  • Strategy
  • Humans
  • Health
  • Regulators
  • Environmental impact
  • Resources
  • Storage
  • Conservation
  • Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Decentralization
  • Government and Political Science
  • Environmental Health and Safety
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Environmental Cleanup Costs: NASA is Making Progress in Identifying Contamination, but More Effort is Needed
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Publication
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Report to Congressional Requesters
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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54 pages
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online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227850519
  • (OCoLC)ocn227850519
Label
Environmental Cleanup Costs: NASA is Making Progress in Identifying Contamination, but More Effort is Needed
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Requesters
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
54 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227850519
  • (OCoLC)ocn227850519

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