Chapter 22: Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention
SLAC is required by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), the US Department of Energy (DOE), and local agencies, where technically and economically practicable, to
- Reduce the generation of hazardous, non-hazardous, and radioactive wastes
- Prevent pollution to environmental media, air, water and land, and conserve natural resources
SLAC implements a waste minimization and pollution prevention (WM/P2) program to achieve these requirements. The program strives to reduce the environmental impact of SLAC research and operational activities, as well as reduce the burden of compliance with environmental regulations. SLAC is committed to integrating environmental stewardship into all facets of its mission. This stewardship includes integrating pollution prevention, waste minimization, resource conservation, and environmental compliance into all of planning and decision-making. Cost-effective practices are used to eliminate, minimize, or mitigate environmental impacts.
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