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Can Hazardous Waste be Landfilled?

Hazardous wastes may only be deposited in "secure landfills", which provide at least 3 metres (10 feet) of separation between the bottom of the landfill and the underlying bedrock or groundwater table. A secure hazardous-waste landfill must have two impermeable liners...

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How is Hazardous Waste Treated?

Hazardous waste can be treated by chemical, thermal, biological, and physical methods. Chemical methods include ion exchange, oxidation and reduction, precipitation and neutralization. Among thermal methods is high-temperature incineration, which not only can detoxify...

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What are MSDS Sheets?

MSDS stands for Material Safety Data sheets; paperwork that essentially identifies the type of chemical you’re using and how to safely handle that chemical. It can include information such as: The exact chemical constituents of the material.The proper protocol if...

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What are Listed Hazardous Wastes?

Listed hazardous wastes don’t have such intrinsically noxious “characteristics” in and of themselves. Instead, they require hazardous waste disposal because they’re offshoots of manufacturing practices that typically produce a hazardous waste. The EPA keeps two lists...

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