Disposal incineration recycling recovery microbial

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Unformatted text preview: l Incineration Recycling Recovery Microbial degradation Chemical stabilization High “T” decomposition show they are being responsible) Waste reduction and on-site processing on the rise. Now considered part of the cost of doing business. This attitude of accountability (and responsibility for one’s own ethical conduct) is commonly termed “Due Diligence.” Adopted by more and more mining companies as well. 13 8 Hazardous Waste Management Deep well injection of Hazardous waste (e.g. using spent oil wells) • Pump waste into isolated porous rock, seal it in at top with concrete casing. • Problems of leakage and water contamination? • Rock itself may be uniformly permeable, but what about joint fractures, faults, or dissolution cavities (similar issues in case of nuclear waste disposal (features that increase permeability are bad!) • How geologically stable is the disposal site (can it be ensured that it is tectonically inactive)? - old oil traps: sealed from surface - leeckage: rock porus not as permeable…get fractures, faults, holes (limestone) - basic knowledge is important - place is also tectonically active and moving 14 Hazardous waste manageme...
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