Accession Number:

ADA279511

Title:

Environmental Cleanup: Too Many High Priority Sites Impede DoD's Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Military installations are similar to small cities in term of population, industrial activities, and some types of contaminated sites, However, some cover an area larger than a small state. DOD has operated industrial facilities on its installations for several decades that have generated, stored, recycled, or disposed of hazardous wastes. Many of these activities have contaminated the nearby soil and groundwater. To study and clean up contaminated sites, DOD established the Installation Restoration Program IRP in 1975. In 1984, the IRP was made part of the Defense Environmental Restoration Program

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE