Accession Number:

ADA386093

Title:

Evaluation of Elastomeric Polymer Filter Media. Volume II: Appendices

Descriptive Note:

Final technical memorandum

Corporate Author:

RADIAN CORP SACRAMENTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

183.0

Abstract:

Is enough pure water available today and in the future Over 700 organic chemicals have been identified in various public water supplies many are carcinogenic, many others are suspect. Most contaminants are man-made. In 1985, American industry produced over 250 million tons of hazardous waste or approximately one ton for every American. By 1993, this had grown to over 500 million tons. At that time only about 10 of all this hazardous waste was properly disposed of The remaining 90 was burned dumped, improperly burned, or simply poured into water disposal systems. Since then, improper disposal has been significantly reduced, but it is still a major concern. Over the years, a significant portion of polluted waste water is contaminated by petroleum products and by-products. The illegal discharge of petroleum products hydrocarbons has become the big issue of today. Tighter controls have been written and enforcement is stricter. Marine discharge, leaking fuel tanks, industrial discharge, storm water runoff, pipelines and accidental spills are now closely monitored for compliance. Companies are scrambling to find economic ways to clean water, air, and soil before discharge to meet the tighter controls and avoid citations andor fines. What can be done

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE