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.
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We ask that Ambassador Reeder to cooperate and help expedite the return of their toxic waste that have been 'overstaying' in our shores since June," said Abigail Aguilar, Toxics Campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines.
Euzemre had also asserted, in a written document and on several television news programs, that a flour factory in Konya had burned 800 tons of toxic waste on its site in order to generate energy.
This Article suggests that African countries "shield" themselves from such practices by enacting national toxic waste trade policies instead of relying on self-interested Northern-oriented policies.
Frans Bauduin also convicted a Trafigura employee for his role in the 2006 incident and the Ukranian captain of the Probo Koala ship that carried the toxic waste.
There is simply no excuse for flytipping or burning toxic waste. It creates an eyesore, health hazard and lands councils with a huge clean up bill.
Who permitted Trafigura to offload the toxic waste in Cote d'lvoire?
Summary: A ship loaded with 1,400 tonnes of so-called toxic waste has arrived at a British port.
TOXIC waste alleged to have been illegally exported to Brazil was yesterday sent back to Britain.
JEDDAH: The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment Protection (PME) and police in Makkah province foiled an attempt to dump large quantities of toxic waste in a desert located in Rabigh, Asharq Al-Awsat reported yesterday.
This is a continuing event, in the sense that people are still suffering the full effects and consequences of the toxic waste that was dumped in their city.
In July, the European Union passed new legislation that seeks to halt the illegal dumping of toxic waste in developing countries.
A sour candy labelled Toxic Waste has been criticised by trading standards officers.