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Title: Federal and State Laws on Hazardous Waste PDF
Url: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/students/clas_act/haz-ed/act12.htm
Publisher: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Description: This activity familiarizes students with legislation on hazardous waste, how it is developed, enacted, implemented, and enforced in the United States. Students discover that hazardous waste comes from a variety of sources, from both present and past activities. They also learn that years ago, before we understood the dangers of hazardous waste, there were no laws controlling its disposal and many businesses simply threw out their hazardous waste with the rest of their trash, into landfills, rivers or lakes. Congress created the Superfund Program to investigate and clean up hazardous waste sites nationwide. Students gain an understanding of how hazardous waste cleanup laws are enacted and intended to function by creating a statute and set of regulations that parallel the issues covered by Superfund.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental education. Study and teaching. Research -- Activity programs
Law -- United States -- United States (General) -- Public safety -- Hazardous articles and processes. Product safety -- Hazardous waste disposal
Medicine -- Public aspects of medicine -- Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine -- Environmental health
Technology -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Hazardous substances and their disposal -- Special topics, A-Z -- Waste minimization
GEM Subject: Science
Educational Technology
Science -- Earth science
Social studies
Science -- Physical sciences
Health -- Environmental health
Social studies -- United States government
Social studies -- Civics
Educational Technology -- Instructional issues
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Secondary Education
Student Teachers
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Environmental science
Policy issues
Potentially Responsible
Date Of Record Release: 2007-02-17 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2007-02-15 15:28:12 (W3C-DTF)
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