Frequent Questions

How is EPA planning to address Hazardous Waste Combustor siting issues with regards to environmental justice?

An EPA Hazardous Waste Combustor Siting Work Group has identified various options on environmental justice issues which relate to siting. This Task Force explored options that ranged from setting technical location standards to enhancing public information and input as a matter of increased environmental justice. The Task Force reported to the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) with respect to its findings. A community information publication on siting is being prepared by the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) at this time.

For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/tsd/td/combustion.htm and 
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/wyl/envjustice.htm.

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