Substance and Procedure in Hazardous Waste Facility Siting

Charles Davis

DOI: 10.2190/WL4W-XH5V-6JB8-7QE8


The effective implementation of federal hazardous waste policies is increasingly threatened by the lack of storage capacity in facility sites to handle the growing accumulation of these substances. Unfortunately, the political obstacles associated with the acquisition of suitable sites has increased the difficulty of developing a siting policy which is both fair and efficient. A survey of state administrators and industry officials with hazardous waste program responsibilities revealed a preference for policies which either pre-empt local authority or utilize a representative council approach. Both groups were skeptical about the usefulness of active citizen participation in the process of site selection.

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