AUTOMOBILE DISPOSAL. A NATIONAL PROBLEM. CASE STUDIES OF FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE ACCUMULATION OF AUTOMOBILE SCRAP
Following interagency discussions in which the objectives and methods were developed, the Bureau of Mines was authorized to conduct a fact-finding survey of the auto wrecking industry, the ferrous scrap processing industry, and other factors in the junk automobile situation. The results are reported. As these industries are large, the problems complex, and the time very limited, a sample survey was designed. A total of 54 case study districts was selected, representative of a variety of urban, suburban, and rural conditions in various parts of the United States. In these areas scrap processors and auto wreckers were interviewed, and the prevalence of auto graveyards and abandoned automobiles was appraised. Inquiries were addressed to local and State government agencies regarding their statutory regulations that apply to these industries. Major consumers and trade associations also provided significant information.
Bureau of MinesC Street Between 18th and 19th Streets, NW
Washington, DC United States 20241
- Publication Date: 1967
- Pagination: 484 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Case studies; Demand; Economic analysis; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Interviewing; Iron and steel industry; Iron ores; Junkyards; Land reclamation; Local government; Materials recovery (Mining); Recycling; Regulations; Rural areas; Scrap metal; Solid waste disposal; State government; Statistical sampling; Steel plants; Suburbs; Surveys; Urban areas
- Old TRIS Terms: Data acqusition; Industrial surveys; Junk; Materials recovery; Metal scrap; Reclamation; Statistical samples
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Economics; Freight Transportation; Highways; Law; Maintenance and Preservation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00092764
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Spec. Pub.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM