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Siting of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities

Enhancing Facility-Community Relations: Strengthening the Bridge between Hazardous Waste Facilities and their Neighbors

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This booklet (PDF) (7 pp, 186K) discusses how important it is for hazardous waste facilities to maintain continuous, strong relationships with their neighboring communities throughout their operation and after closure.

Sensitive Environments and the Siting of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities

This booklet (PDF) (12 pp, 666K) describes types of environments that pose special challenges to the siting, expansion, and operation of RCRA hazardous waste management facilities. It defines and discusses floodplains, wetlands, groundwater, earthquake zones, karst soils, unstable terrain, unfavorable weather conditions, and incompatible land use. This publication addresses problems and makes recommendations for each environmental type. || Text || en Español (PDF) (13 pp, 786K)

Social Aspects of Siting Hazardous Waste Facilities

This booklet (PDF) (16 pp, 7.3MB) assists industries and government agencies that interact with communities when siting hazardous waste facilities. It offers examples of quality of life concerns raised by environmental justice communities when facilities are sited. This document shares experiences and creative mechanisms developed to work effectively with communities, as well as encourages businesses and government agencies to address community concerns early, collaboratively, and compassionately. || en Español (PDF) (16 pp, 917K)

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