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Pollution Prevention
National Summary
The Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990 established P2 as U.S. public policy. The Act declares that pollution should be prevented or reduced at the source, wherever feasible. In the absence of feasible prevention or recycling opportunities, pollutant by-products should be treated appropriately. Disposal or other release into the environment should be the last resort and should be conducted in an environmentally safe manner.
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