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EPA RELEASES REPORT ON NEW POLLUTION PREVENTION STRATEGIES

Release Date: 12/18/98
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FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1998

EPA RELEASES REPORT ON NEW POLLUTION PREVENTION STRATEGIES

The EPA released the “Pollution Prevention Research Strategy” that lays out a framework for pollution prevention research that emphasizes identifying issues related to human health and environmental risk and to develop approaches for preventing and reducing these risks. There are core and problem- oriented research and development activities included in this strategy to maintain EPA’s long-term research capabilities. The vision of this research is that scientifically-based pollution prevention research and development products will be used to improve decision making practices by the public and private sectors as they move into the next century. The four objectives of this strategy are to: deliver broadly applicable tools and methodologies for pollution prevention and sustainability; develop and transfer pollution prevention technology approaches; verify selected pollution prevention technologies; and conduct research to address economic, social, and behavioral research for pollution prevention. For more information or to obtain copy of this report, visit our website at: www.epa.gov/ORD/WebPubs/final/, or for a printed copy, call the EPA National Center for Environmental Publications and Information at 1-800-490-9198.


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