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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Solid Waste Managed in Virginia During Calendar Year 2014

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Land/ReportsPublications/2015_Annual_Solid_Waste_Report.pdf

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

http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/pubs/2013_advncng_smm_rpt.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33461.pdf

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

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityPlanningEmissions/SARATitleIII/SARA313ToxicsReleaseInventory/VA2013ToxicsReleaseInventoryReport.aspx

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

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/SARATitle3/2013_TRI_Report.pdf

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

http://askhrgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/media-toolkit/publications/askHRgreen-CurbsideRecycling.pdf

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

 

Solid Waste Managed in Virginia During Calendar Year 2013

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Land/SolidWaste/swreport2014.pdf

Details on the quantity and types of solid waste handled at Virginia facilities, both from within and outside the state.  Overall the solid waste declined by a small amount. Also includes list of Virginia waste facilities and their capacity.   From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Virginia 2012 Toxics Release Inventory Appendix J: Jurisdiction Ranking

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/SARATitle3/2012_TRI_APPENDIX_J1-J2.pdf

Ranks Virgina counties/independent cities by the total on-site release in pounds of chemicals.  Montgomery, Chesterfield, Hopewell, Accomack, and Buchanan are the top five jurisdictions for chemical releases.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

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