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Title: Environmental Sciences Division annual progress report for period ending September 30, 1990

The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducts research on the environmental aspects of existing and emerging energy systems and applies this information to ensure that technology development and energy use are consistent with national environmental health and safety goals. Offering an interdisciplinary resource of staff and facilities to address complex environmental problems, the division is currently providing technical leadership for major environmental issues of national concern: (1) acidic deposition and related environmental effects, (2) effects of increasing concentrations of atmospheric CO{sub 2} and the resulting climatic changes to ecosystems and natural and physical resources, (3) hazardous chemical and radioactive waste disposal and remediation research and development, and (4) development of commercial biomass energy production systems. This progress report outlines ESD's accomplishments in these and other areas in FY 1990. Individual reports are processed separately for the data bases in the following areas: ecosystem studies; environmental analyses; environmental toxicology; geosciences; technical and administrative support; biofuels feedstock development program; carbon dioxide information analysis and research program; and environmental waste program.
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Report Number(s):
ON: DE91010486; TRN: 91-012538
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Environmental Sciences Division Publication No. 3650
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; ACID RAIN; DEPOSITION; CARBON DIOXIDE; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; ORNL; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; BIOMASS; CHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS; CLIMATES; ECOSYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; LEADING ABSTRACT; PROGRESS REPORT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; REMEDIAL ACTION; ABSTRACTS; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RAIN; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540220 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540320 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540130 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540230 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540330 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 090900 -- Biomass Fuels-- Processing-- (1990-); 010900 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Environmental Aspects