Most industries used the opportunity [presented by the delay in constructing disposal sites] to discharge their hazardous waste
in illegal dump sites outside industrial estates, along roadsides, in low-lying areas, along with municipal wastes, or even in river and canal pits," observed the 2001 HPC report.
For other items, hazardous waste
arises at the end of their lives, such as car oil and CFCs.
The first milestone, on July 16, will see the banning of disposal of hazardous wastes
with other types of waste in the same landfill as well as treatment standards for hazardous wastes
prior to disposal.
The site is an arduous 12-hour truck ride from the Mexico City region, where more than half of the country's hazardous waste
Identifying hazardous waste
is the responsibility of all who handle, transport, process, and dispose of waste.
During and after the cleanup and treatment, the company will continue to use the land and operate the plant in the same manner as before the cleanup except that it will dispose of any hazardous waste
in compliance with environmental requirements.
He estimates that almost 90 percent of our liquid hazardous waste
is being incinerated in cement kilns.
Though hazardous waste
may be the more costly to deal with, its definitions and regulations are far clearer.
In the United States, old electronic circuits - in computer parts, semiconductors, and so on - have become a mounting source of hazardous waste
Another section of SARA requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue standards for hazardous waste
operations and emergency response.
In 1984, Congress amended the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to emphasize pollution prevention as the way to deal with hazardous waste
, with treatment technologies (including incineration) as a secondary method of managing these wastes.
Styrene-containing waste--more specifically, unreacted unsaturated polyester resins--are already listed as hazardous waste
because they have a flash point less than 140 F and are thus easily ignitable.