"We're From the Government and We're Here to Help"
Author: Nelson, Buzz
Published In: Proceedings of the 1991 Educational Conference
Presentation at APPA's 78th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Presents the facts related to a minor incident at the University of Nevada, Reno, which eventually developed into a major issue involving both the State and Federal EPA. When a licensed barrel recycling company with which the university did not do business was discovered to have barrels with old shipping labels listing university addresses, the university became involved in a cleanup order when the company went bankrupt. Discusses how other institutions can avoid similar investigations and problems.
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