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Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: When Does a Waste Escape RCRA Subtitle C Regulation?

Congress enacted the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976, to regulate management of solid and hazardous waste. RCRA Subtitle C regulates hazardous waste management and Subtitle D governs nonhazardous, solid waste. In...

Mixed Waste: A Way to Solve the Quandary

Editors' Summary: Currently, mixed radioactive/hazardous waste is regulated by both the NRC and DOE under the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) and by EPA under RCRA. Despite the agencies' numerous and elaborate attempts to minimize and avoid...

Can States Enforce RCRA at Superfund Sites? The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Decision

Does the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)1 suspend the states' authority to enforce environmental laws at sites selected by the federal government for remedial...