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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics,Waste Management

Announces 2014 results of the program to control the release of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water. Summary includes trends from 2003 and links to more detailed data. From the Environmental Protection Agency


Superfund: Trends in Federal Funding and Cleanup of EPA’s Nonfederal National Priorities List Sites

Categories: Environment,Govt Finance,Waste Management

Examines progress made in cleaning up nonfederal Superfund sites in the years 1999 through 2013, including trends in annual federal appropriations to the Superfund program and the number of remedial action project completions. From the Government Accountability Office


Solid Waste Managed in Virginia During Calendar Year 2014

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Covers the amount of solid waste managed in Virginia in 2014 and the amounts and sources of solid waste generated outside the state.  The total amount received at Virginia facilities declined by about 15,000 tons from the 2013 total.  From the Department of Environmental Quality


Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures 2013: Assessing Trends in Material Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

Annual report on the collection and disposal of waste in the U.S.,  formerly entitled Municipal Solid Waste in the U.S.: Facts and Figures.   From the Environmental Protection Agency


Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

Categories: Energy,Environment,Nuclear Energy,Waste Management

Discusses recent developments in the long struggle to dispose of highly radioactive waste from U.S. nuclear reactors and what current policy and regulations exist.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Virginia 2013 Toxics Release Inventory Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Full report with links to all 13 appendices with details on site releases.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality


2013 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2013 Industry Reports

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Annual report on chemicals managed, transferred or released to land, air or water by Virginia businesses.  Releases to air increased by 12% compared to 2012, while releases to water decreased by 0.47%.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality


The State of Recycling in Hampton Roads

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Provides an overview of recycling in the Hampton Roads region—from the municipalities that provide the curbside service to the businesses that collect, sort, and re-sell the materials.  Also provides information on the jobs created and the economic impact.  From AskHRgreen,org and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commision


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