Hazardous Materials

Inadequate Safeguards Over Sales Pose Health and Environmental Dangers Gao ID: NSIAD-90-70 February 12, 1990

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the General Services Administration's (GSA) surplus sales policies and procedures to determine whether they attempted to prevent hazardous materials sales to buyers who could not properly handle them.

GAO found that DOD and GSA: (1) sold hazardous materials that were later handled improperly; (2) imposed only minimal legal restrictions on buyers of hazardous materials; (3) did not provide buyers with information about the hazards associated with sold materials; and (4) did not properly identify hazardous materials for sale.


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