This report focuses on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) efforts to clean up three hazardous waste sites in New Jersey, Ohio, and Rholde Island. Cleanup actions taken at the three sites GAO reviewed ranged from containing on-site waste to moving the waste to anoter site. However, these sites still have contamination problems, and studies are underway to determine how best to handle them. EPA is required to select the most cost-effective method to clean up hazardous waste sites. Until EPA completes studies necessary to define long-term cleanup solutions for each of these three sites and the cost of accomplishing those solutions, the most cost-effective method for these sites cannot be determined. (Author)

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    • Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Commerce, Transportation and Tourism House Committee On Energy and Commerce.
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    U.S. General Accounting Office

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    Washington, DC  United States  20548
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

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  • Pagination: 16 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00389045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-84-91
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM