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hazardous waste

n.
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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haz·ard·ous waste

(hăz′ər-dəs)
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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hazardous waste

Toxic industrial and other wastes, posing major disposal problems.
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The public authority in charge of waste management in Oman Be'ah has awarded Suez, the Paris-based international water and wastewater utility company, the contract for the operation and maintenance of the hazardous waste treatment facility in Sohar.
Executive member for waste management Cllr Andrew Lee said: "We introduced this service over 10 years ago to ensure residents had a safe and secure way of disposing of domestic hazardous wastes. The time is right now to look at other ways of providing a service so that we can ensure residents are still able to dispose of hazardous waste safely but in the most cost-efficient way."
Items that can be dropped off include paint, household cleaners, lawn and garden chemicals, car care products, arts and crafts products, pool chemicals, fluorescent lamps and other household hazardous waste. Check labels for words such as flammable, corrosive, poison, caution and danger.
In addition, the proposal would tackle water contamination problems by imposing a blanket prohibition against discharging hazardous waste pharmaceuticals into sewer systems.
Environmental Resource Center's "RCRA Hazardous Waste and DOT Hazardous Materials Update and Refresher Training" course is the perfect way for workers to get their mandatory annual hazardous waste training as well as their DOT 49 CFR recurrent training.
EPA regulates hazardous waste under RCRA to ensure these wastes are managed in ways that protect human health and the environment.
Following an inspection by officials from EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, EPA cited MI Metals for RCRA violations involving hazardous waste stored at the facility, including caustic cleaning solution and waste paint.
On the action taken, it said 4,095 tonnes of hazardous waste was located in 16 isolated illegal dumps.
Between 2000 and 2008, the total quantity of hazardous waste produced the EU27 countries rose increased by 46%, reaching 77 million tonnes in 2009.
On this day, eighteen samples were analyzed and it was realized that the total waste was 28/32kg and the household hazardous waste was 2/426 kg.

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