Terrestrial Resource Plan

Terrestrial Resource Plan - addressing disposal of...

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Hazardous Waste By Shaylee McCammon
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What is Hazardous Waste? Hazardous waste includes dangerously reactive, corrosive, explosive, or toxic chemicals that could be responsible for contaminating homes and natural habitats. The waste could be solids, liquids, or gases. There are over 700,000 known chemicals in existence today and around 400,000 hazardous waste sites in the U.S. today.
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Types of Hazardous Waste Acids, Chlorofluorocarbons, Cyanides, and Dioxins Explosives, Heavy Metals, Arsenic, and Cadmium. Mercury, Infectious Waste, Nerve Gas, Pesticides and Radioactive Waste.
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Managing Hazardous Waste There are ways to manage hazardous waste responsibly but it is extremely expensive. Educating the public has taken place but
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Unformatted text preview: addressing disposal of hazardous waste has only just begun. There is not a country around with a effective management program Management Plan Try to reduce the amount of hazardous material used. Try to find and clean up all the sites where the containers have corroded and leaked. There were 12,247 sites marked for clean up in 2005 and that does not include the sites that were out of the system since 1980. Plan Challenges There is no way to determine which chemicals are present in each clean up site. The sources of hazardous waste are commonly used everyday items It is hard to make sure everyone practices the safety plan....
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