Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) Treated Wood
What are the characteristics of the liquid, solid and gaseous emissions from burning CCA treated wood?
What are the environmental impacts of landfilling ash from CCA treated wood?
What are the environmental impacts of CCA treated wood and treated wood alternatives that do not contain arsenic?
Construction and Demolition Debris
What are the best management practices for facilities that now dispose of C&D waste? How are these materials recycled and what are the established markets? How can odor problems associated with gypsum board be reduced? Is it economically feasible to recycle C&D waste?
Should liners be required for C&D disposal facilities? One approach would be to review groundwater monitoring data at C&D disposal facilities and determine if the concentration of contaminants being leached into the soil and groundwater is harmful to the environment.
How can product stewardship, recycling and demanufacturing be used to reduce the environmental impact of the disposal of electronic equipment? What is the output of treatment/disposal/demanufacturing of electronic equipment?
What are the costs, benefits and opportunities for improving the operation of household hazardous waste collection programs?
Which pharmaceutical wastes and drug wastes are harmful? What are their hazards and risks?
What are the operational impacts of landfilling water and wastewater sludge in Class I landfills? Research should address handling and compaction, slope stability, leachate quality and landfill gas production and odor issues.
What are the environmental impacts of pesticides in groundwater?
What practices are environmentally safe when utilizing industrial and municipal effluents?