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Compensation of Navajo Uranium Miners part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site addresses policy issues of the compensation of Navajo uranium miners. The site provides an annotated index of current issues, legislation, papers and presentations, books, and links that ...

Final Report of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Committee part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the final report of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Committee published in July 1996. This report makes recommendations about policy issues relating to compensation for uranium ...

Radiation Exposure Compensation Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the Justice Department's Radiation Exposure Compensation Program homepage. This site features information about the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, including claimant categories, claim ...

Evironmental Working Group part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website houses information about a wide range of health and environmental issues. Topics on the website include the US energy policy, pesticides in foods, toxins and impurities in cosmetics, ...

Abandoned Uranium Mines on the Navajo Nation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA website discusses the assessment of potential health risks from abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. Topics include; description and history of mines and reclamation initiatives, ...

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Reclamation of the Zortman and Landusky Mines. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for reclamation of the Zortman and Landusky Mines in north central Montana. The purpose of this document is to present several ...

De-coding Cyanide: An Assessment of Gaps in Cyanide Regulation at Mines part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper presents comments on environmental issues surrounding cyanide use in the metal mining industry, with emphasis on the various cyanide-leach processes used to extract gold and silver. ...

More Cyanide Uncertainties: Lessons from the Baia Mare, Romania Spill-Water Quality and Politics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper describes the risks associated with the use of cyanide in modern mining and asserts that governments and mining companies have not adequately addressed this growing environmental problem. ...

Putting a Price on Pollution: Financial Assurance for Mine Reclamation and Closure part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 56-page PDF provides information about financial assurance for mine reclamation and closure. The topics covered include mine reclamation and liability; closure and financial assurance; and a ...

Ecological Footprint Calculators part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains interactive calculators for determining various environmental impacts. The site includes more than 15 different calculators to determine greenhouse gas emissions, ecological ...

Ecological Footprint Quiz part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Ecological Footprint Quiz asks 15 questions about food, housing, transportation and waste production. The results of the quiz provide an estimate of how much productive land and water are ...

Almanac of Policy Issues: Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection provides balanced information on major U.S. public policy issues concerning the environment. Topics include air quality, energy, global warming, hazardous waste, land use, recycling, ...

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information on rules, policy and legislation, permits, enforcement, and environmental quality in Texas. The site also features links to hot topics, featured programs and projects, ...

Washington State Department of Ecology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains information, reports, data and policies about environmental issues in the state of Washington. Topics include soil contamination, hazardous and solid waste management, the ...

Ecological Footprint Quiz part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Ever wondered how much "nature" your lifestyle requires? Global Footprint Network's quiz will tell you. The user answers questions about their lifestyle in order to ...

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from Humboldt State University showcases environmental technologies that contribute to a healthy environment. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate appropriate technology in a ...

Campus Ecology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation showcases environmental conservation projects that have been successfully undertaken by various universities. The site features example projects and ...

Campus Ecology: Building Design Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation showcases green building materials and technologies. The site provides examples of new "green" campus buildings in all parts of the ...

Campus Ecology: Dining Services Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation provides details of the ways that many universities are improving environmental practices in their dining halls. These institutions are supporting ...

Campus Ecology: Purchasing part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website illustrates how college campuses can use their purchasing power to help drive markets for more sustainable goods, such as energy efficient office equipment, environmentally friendly ...

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