Accession Number:

ADA256497

Title:

Pollution Prevention: National Trends, Forecasts and Options for the Army

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

Society is realizing that classical environmental protection strategies focusing on treatment, control, or mitigation of pollutants or other environmental impacts after they have been generated are not adequately protecting human health and the environment. This report explains and analyses both general and US Army application of the holistic approach, Pollution Prevention, which addresses the impact of generated wastes and pollutants on all environmental media and eliminates the problems before there can be an impact through judicious alteration of the pollutant generating activities. Further, this paper integrates such additional pollutant control opportunities as training land management, energy and materials conservation and proactive procurement with the traditional discussion of waste oriented environmental management programs. It observes that the Army has many institutional tools, like regulations, in place that encourage pollution prevention and conducts many individually good, but scattered, activities. To become a leader in this area, the report states that the Army should develop a comprehensive pollution prevention strategy factually based on a rigorous cataloging of problems, existing programs and policies.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE