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Office of Technology Assessment Fiscal Year 1991 Justification of Estimates, December 20, 1989

Office of Technology Assessment Fiscal Year 1991 Justification of Estimates, December 20, 1989

Date: December 20, 1989
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This report contains justification for the Office of Technology Assessment's (OTA) estimated FY1991 budget request.
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Process, Prescience, and Pragmatism: The Office of Technology Assessment

Process, Prescience, and Pragmatism: The Office of Technology Assessment

Date: November 2, 1989
Creator: Carson, Nancy
Description: This report discusses the history and function of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as it stood in November 1989, focusing on the benefit of the OTA's function as a practical analysis tool concerning technological issues.
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Linking for Learning: A New Course for Education

Linking for Learning: A New Course for Education

Date: November 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses the development of telecommunications technologies and the study of distance learning. OTA was asked to analyze various technological options, examine current development, and identify how Federal, State and local policies could encourage more efficient and effective use.
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Partnerships Under Pressure: Managing Commercial Low-Level Radioactive Waste

Partnerships Under Pressure: Managing Commercial Low-Level Radioactive Waste

Date: November 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report provides an overview of progress made by nine compacts and the remaining unaffiliated States in developing disposal facilities. Disposal costs have more than tripled while LLW volumes have dropped by more than half over the last decade. Since many costs associated with developing and operating a disposal facility are fixed, unit disposal costs will increase substantially as new facilities open. This may lead States to consider the economics of cooperative arrangements, which would permit them to trade waste services and construct fewer full-service disposal facilities.
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Rural Emergency Medical Services: special report

Rural Emergency Medical Services: special report

Date: November 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report finds that many State EMS systems are fragmented and lacking resources to remedy EMS problems in rural areas. Many rural EMS programs lack specialized EMS providers, have inadequate EMS transportation and communications equipment, and are not part of a planned regional EMS system. The report describes the availability and distribution of emergency medical service (EMS) resources (e.g., personnel, transportation, facilities) and examines how limited Federal resources can be used to improve rural EMS. In addition, the report discusses how Federal EMS resources might be targeted to States’ rural areas.
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The immunological aspects of neural grafting

The immunological aspects of neural grafting

Date: October 10, 1989
Creator: Hickey, William F.
Description: This report starts out with an overview of the immune system, describes the central nervous system (CNS), and future consideration.
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Coming Clean: Superfund Problems Can Be Solved...

Coming Clean: Superfund Problems Can Be Solved...

Date: October 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: In this report, OTA concludes that there is ample reason to be optimistic about the potential of the Superfund program and presents a number of possible strategic initiatives and incremental program changes in some detail. As difficult as the national cleanup job is, there are many ways to build a better balance between health and environmental needs and the limitations that technology, experience, and economics will always impose.
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The Containment of Underground Nuclear Explosions

The Containment of Underground Nuclear Explosions

Date: October 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This special report reviews the safety of the nuclear testing program and assesses the technical procedures used to test nuclear weapons and ensure that radioactive material produced by test explosions remains contained underground. An overall evaluation considers the acceptability of the remaining risk and discusses reasons for the lack of public confidence.
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Copyright and Home Copying: Technology Challenges the Law

Copyright and Home Copying: Technology Challenges the Law

Date: October 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report first examines home recording technologies. Then—focusing primarily on audiotaping—we examine the ambiguous legal status of home copying. Our report considers the economic effects that home audiotaping may have on the recording industry, contrasted to the effects that restricting home taping might have on consumers. Finally, we identify a range of actions that either Congress or the industry might pursue.
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Facing America's Trash: What Next for Municipal Solid Waste?

Facing America's Trash: What Next for Municipal Solid Waste?

Date: October 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses options for a national policy based on the dual strategies of MSW prevention and better management. It also presents options to address immediate problems such as increased interstate shipments of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and unfinished Federal guidelines for landfills and incinerators.
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