ERIC Number: ED251327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Waste Management in Universities and Colleges. Workshop Proceedings (Madison, Wisconsin, July 9-11, 1980).
Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Region 5.
In response to a request from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Region V of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsored a workshop on waste management in universities and colleges. It consisted of four sessions: (1) managing general university waste and regulatory concerns; (2) chemical waste management; (3) low-level radioactive waste; and (4) research- and hospital-generated waste. This report contains all workshop papers that EPA received for publication. Selected topics discussed in these papers include: methods of handling nonhazardous wastes at colleges/universities; legal issues in hazardous waste management affecting colleges/universities; federal hazardous waste regulation applicable to colleges/universities; initiation, development, and operation of a hazardous waste program at the University of Illinois at Carbondale; packaging, transportation, and disposal of wastes off campus; application of Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations to university waste disposal practices; safety considerations in disposal of low-level radioactive waste; experiences with incineration of low-level radioactive waste at the University of Illinois; waste disposal at the medical center of the University of Illinois; and hospital waste management programs at the health science/hospital complex at the University of Minnesota. (JN)
Descriptors: Colleges, Federal Regulation, Hazardous Materials, Higher Education, Hospitals, Legal Problems, Program Descriptions, Research, Safety, Universities, Waste Disposal, Wastes
Additional copies of this book are available from the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Eleven Dupont Circle, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036 ($7.50 each, prepaid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Region 5.