More than 30,000 hazardous waste sites have been identified as possible candidates for Superfund, with more than 27,000 having undergone preliminary field review and classification. Of these, nearly 1,200 have been assigned high priority for further action by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with new sites being placed on the National Priorities List faster than existing sites are removed. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently published the "Hazardous Waste Cleanup Contractor's Handbook" (AGC publication 1180). AGC is working to have a clause in construction contractors' contracts that would allow contractors to stop work on a project if they suspect asbestos or PCBs have been encountered. The clause would also prohibit the owner from requiring the contractor to undertake cleanup of these substances unless the contractor consents to do so. One of the organizations that AGC is working with to have this problem recognized is the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

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    Associated General Contractors of America

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    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Deery, B
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 60
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Contracts; Hazardous wastes
  • Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Construction; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I10: Economics and Administration; I50: Construction and Supervision of Construction;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1989 12:00AM