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Unformatted text preview: to explode or release toxic fumes. We can use a pollution prevention or waste reduction approach to reduce production and manage existing hazardous waste mostly by burning or burying it. 5. Physical methods such as filtering and distilling, chemical reactions, bioremediation, phytoremediation, and plasma torches can all be used to detoxify hazardous waste. 6. Advantages of burning hazardous waste include reducting waste volume, minimizing the need for storage space, and lowering water pollution. The disadvantages include air pollutants such as toxic dioxins and production of toxic ash that must be stored. Advantages of burying hazardous waste include safety, wastes can be retrieved, ease of application, and low cost. Disadvantages include leaks and spills, existing fractures or earthquakes can cause waste escape, and encouraging waste production. 7. The United States regulates hazardous waste through the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which was amended in 1984....
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2009 for the course BIO 1100 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Concordia AB.
- Spring '09