AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 16 AIR AND WATER POLLUTION ISSUES FACING THE NATION

Controlling air and water pollution could cost the Government and industry $423 billion from 1975 to 1984. Officials in the public and private sectors are raising questions such as: How much environmental protection is needed, When is it needed, What is the best way of getting it, and What price is the Nation willing to pay. With these thoughts in mind, GAO studied national air and water pollution control goals and strategies to determine strengths and weaknesses and to identify possible alternatives. During its study GAO identified 16 major environmental pollution issues, performed extensive fieldwork, expressed its view on each issue, and recommended congressional and agency action, where appropriate.

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  • Pagination: 45 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00190770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-148A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM