Pollution prevention ideas from Texas industries
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Published by The Commission in Austin, Tex .
Written in English



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  • Factory and trade waste -- Texas -- Management -- Case studies.,
  • Pollution prevention -- Texas -- Case studies.

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Other titlesCase studies of source reduction & waste minimization by Texas industries
StatementTexas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Office of Pollution Prevention and Recycling.
ContributionsTexas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Office of Pollution Prevention and Recycling.
LC ClassificationsTD897.75.T49 P65 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL937693M
LC Control Number95621520

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