toxic waste


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toxic waste

A generic term for poisonous solid or liquid waste, which usually derives from human activity and is regarded as hazardous to health or life.

toxic waste,

n refuse material that may be poisonous.
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After the incident in the mountains, he set up their Lebanon office specifically to work on the issue of the toxic waste.
If toxic waste is buried uncontrollably or burned, this increases the risk of contamination.
It has come forward with a proposal to airlift the toxic waste.
The MSC Serena arrives at the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk, carrying toxic waste that was originally shipped to Brazil
Last year, PME officials caught workers of a company red-handed while illegally dumping toxic wastes at a rural location in Madinah province.
The article concludes with an interpretation of current trends and issues, and the challenges relating to toxic waste disposal now and into the future.
The problem is a result of the EU Landfill Directive, which came into effect last July and was designed to ensure toxic waste was disposed of safely.
While the Bush administration considers the recent completion of toxic waste clean-up efforts in Niagara, New York's Love Canal neighborhood to be an environmental success story, Lois Gibbs (see "Be Safe
It seems therefore quite absurd that this state government can determine to transport chemically toxic waste 500 km north from its source and construct a huge industrial site wedged between two significant national parks and on the edge of a tourist and 'clean and green' agricultural and horticultural community of economic importance.
Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly, Nick Bourne, has called on Assembly Environment Minister, Carwyn Jones, to take urgent action to prevent the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Wales.