135 WAYS TO GO APES (pt 2)

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Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA):(1976) controls hazardous waste with a cradle to grave system
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA): (1980) ―Superfund,‖ designed to identify and clean up abandoned hazardous waste dump sites
Nuclear Waste Policy Act:(1982) U.S. government must develop a high level nuclear waste site (Yucca Mtn)
Endangered Species Act:(1973) identifies threatened and endangered species in the U.S., and puts their protection ahead of economic considerations
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES):(1973) lists species that cannot be commercially traded as live specimens or wildlife products
Magnuson-Stevens Act:(1976) Management of marine fisheries
Food Quality Protection Act:(1996) set pesticide limits in food, & all active and inactive ingredients must be screened for estrogenic/endocrine effects
National Environmental Policy Act:(1969) Environmental Impact Statements must be done before any project affecting federal lands can be started
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants:(2004) Seeks to protect human health from the 12 most toxic chemicals (includes 8 chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides / DDT can be used for malaria control)