Accession Number:

ADA237210

Title:

Hazardous Waste Minimization and Treatment Opportunities in the Eighth U.S. Army and the U.S. Army, Japan

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The Army has established a hazardous waste minimization goal of a 50 percent reduction in the quantity of hazardous materials it generates by 1992, as compared to the baseline calendar year 1985. This report assesses the hazardous waste management needs of the Eighth U.S. Army, and the U.S. Army, Japan, and identifies and recommends appropriate technologies to help the Army achieve its waste minimization goal. The hazardous waste management system in the United States is compared to parallel systems in Japan and Korea, to outline the most effective and economical manner to treat hazardous wastes in compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations and Korean and Japanese laws. Specific minimization and treatment strategies include waste disposal waste recycling, or reuse of pentachlorphenols, polychlorinated biphenyls, used oils and waste solvents, automotive batteries and antifreeze, and sandblasting medium.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Pesticides Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE