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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.
In February 2007, two employees of APS, the Amsterdam waste disposal company, were detained for questioning in a criminal investigation related to the dumping of the toxic waste in Ivory Coast.
Jeff Newman and his team are currently talking to commercial partners and water companies regarding the massive positive impact this will have on reducing toxic waste entering domestic supplies.
The report also warned that landfill taxes might have to increase to pay for the safe disposal of toxic waste.
As a result, there are only five sites which can legally deal with toxic waste in the whole of England and Wales - and none is in Wales.
The outbound shipments of toxic waste governed under an international treaty fell sharply in 2001, compared with the previous year, the Environment Ministry said Tuesday.
In the case of acetaminophen, metabolism of the drug produces a small amount of toxic waste that remains in the liver.
Department of Energy (DOE) to continue its development of a "smart" sensor system for toxic waste monitoring.
Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson took Vice President Al Gore to task for trying to reinvent his failed record on the environment, charging that Gore's failure to help communities clean up toxic waste sites shows the Vice President is "peddling polluted rhetoric.
The United States has finally agreed to help the Philippine government study and possibly clean up toxic waste contamination in two former U.
In December, for instance, the news media generated a small tidal wave of stories about Gore's supposed claim that he discovered the Love Canal toxic waste dump.