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Waste material, such as nuclear waste or an industrial byproduct, that is potentially damaging to the environment and harmful to humans and other organisms.
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A used or discarded material that can damage the environment and be harmful to health. Certain chemicals left over from industrial processes, and the radioactive remains of fuel used in nuclear power plants, are examples of hazardous waste.
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Toxic industrial and other wastes, posing major disposal problems.
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