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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (1976)


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US legislation that amended the Solid Waste Disposal Act (1965) by establishing a regulatory system for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate and manage solid waste, including hazardous waste, requiring safe and secure procedures to be used in treating, transporting, storing, and disposing of hazardous wastes, and preventing new Superfund sites from arising.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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