All bag filter residues would be classed as special wastes
in the new regulations and disposal costs would increase for these materials.
MCM"), will exhibit at the Medical Waste
Conference, May 4 and 5, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
These industries produce wastes
containing heavy metals, cyanides, pesticides, complex aromatic compounds (such as polychlorinated biphenyls), and other toxics.
The policy permits exposures from deregulated wastes
at 25 millirems per year, or the equivalent of 300 additional chest X-rays over a lifetime.
In July, a batch of paper mill wastes
tripped the radiation alarm at a scrapmetal yard in Pittsburgh.
Nigeria has a thriving repair market, but no capacity to safely deal with electronic waste
, most of which winds up in landfills and informal dumps.
Reynolds says his system covers the "entire umbrella" of biomedical, anatomical and cytotoxic wastes
, adding a Ministry of Environment official once described his technology as a "one-stop shop.
At present, Antelope Valley residents have to wait for one of the semiannual waste
roundups to dispose of their household wastes
EPA ordered an extensive cleanup of the site, and a group of companies that arranged for liquid wastes
to be disposed at the site conducted the cleanup.
Changes to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) also put a greater burden on companies delivering hazardous wastes
, reducing their ability or resolve to use exchange services.
But there's a catch: The renters are a group of nuclear power companies that want to use the land to store nuclear wastes
that remain potentially harmful for thousands of years.
A growing number of people are now betting that the process of converting toxic materials into glass, called vitrification, can offer new options for disposing of asbestos and other hazardous wastes
, even nuclear wastes
In the hierarchy of wastes
, hazardous is rated as more dangerous than infectious.
Disposal of infectious wastes
in sanitary landfills.
The Court suggested three nondiscriminatory alternatives for limiting the disposal of hazardous wastes
:(1) a per-ton additional fee on all hazardous waste
disposed in the state; (2) a per-mile tax on all vehicles transporting hazardous waste
within the state; or (3) an evenhanded cap on the total tonnage disposed in the state.