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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976, is the principal Federal law in the U.S. governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste. RCRA amended the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965 to address the increasing problems the nation faced from its growing volume of municipal and industrial waste. It set national goals for protecting human health and the natural environment from the potential hazards of waste disposal; conserving energy and natural resources; reducing the amount of waste generated through source reduction and recycling; and ensuring the management of waste in an environmentally sound manner.

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