Hazardous material spills and responses for municipalities

by George A Brinsko

Publisher: Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Publisher: Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service in Cincinnati, Springfield, Va

Written in English
Published: Pages: 212 Downloads: 180
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Subjects:

  • Hazardous substances,
  • Oil spills,
  • Sewage disposal plants

Edition Notes

Statementby George A. Brinsko ... [et al.]
SeriesResearch reporting series -- EPA-600/2-80-108
ContributionsIndustrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio), Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio), Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch, Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, Environmental Quality Systems, inc
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 212 p. :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13603668M

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