• Monitoring the health of wildlife can provide important information about the bioavailability of contaminants at hazardous waste sites, supporting the design of appropriate remediation strategies. (nih.gov)
  • Working with the University of Washington Superfund Research Program, Dr. Mike Hooper from the Institute of Environmental & Human Health at Texas Tech University has shown that wildlife biomonitoring provides a practical and sensitive means for determining whether the contaminants at hazardous waste sites find their way into the food chain at biologically significant levels. (nih.gov)
  • It can damage a septic system, and treatment plants are not designed to handle hazardous substances. (pwcgov.org)
  • Universal Waste, which are materials that contain mercury, lead, cadmium, nickel and other substances that are considered hazardous to human and environmental health, require special handling. (pwcgov.org)
  • A household product that contains hazardous substances becomes Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) once the consumer no longer has a use for it and disposes of it. (in.gov)
  • Daily household hazardous waste disposal services at our two collections sites have been expanded, offering you a convenient way to remove dangerous, unused chemicals from your homes (it also helps keep harmful substances from entering the environment, such as cleaning products, inks and dyes, paint, products containing mercury, and other potentially harmful chemicals). (fairfaxcounty.gov)
  • The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 authorizes EPA and other federal agencies to respond to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances and created a trust fund to provide for certain cleanup activities. (gao.gov)
  • Haz Waste Image} The Site Assessments and Chemical Risk Unit addresses health concerns about hazardous waste sites in Connecticut through a Cooperative Agreement grant from the Agency For Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). (ct.gov)
  • The Site Assessments and Chemical Risk Unit evaluates environmental data and provides education to address the public health impacts from exposure to hazardous substances at sites. (ct.gov)
  • Some of these substances have been illegally discharged into the ground by unscrupulous transporters and generators of these wastes. (ecode360.com)
  • Many products found in your kitchen, bathroom, garage or garden shed are potentially hazardous substances. (ecocycle.org)
  • Toxic wastes are those containing concentrations of certain substances in excess of regulatory thresholds which are expected to cause injury or illness to human health or the environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Hazardous Waste and Substances Sites List, also known as the Cortese List or California Superfund, is a planning document used by the State of California and its various local agencies and developers to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act requirements in providing information about the location of hazardous materials release sites. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toxic wastes are harmful or fatal when ingested or absorbed. (in.gov)
  • When toxic wastes are disposed on land, contaminates may leach from the waste and pollute ground water or surface waters. (in.gov)
  • Other toxic wastes are identified by listing them in the regulations. (in.gov)
  • For example, biological treatment does not effectively remove toxic metals from wastes. (epa.gov)
  • If you want to rid your home of household hazardous waste, then bring corrosive, ignitable, toxic, and reactive materials to permanent collection facilities located at the I-66 transfer station in Fairfax and the I-95 landfill complex in Lorton, any day of the week . (fairfaxcounty.gov)
  • In addition, former defense sites can pose hazards such as unsafe buildings, a variety of toxic and radioactive wastes, and ordnance and explosive compounds. (gao.gov)
  • In 1988, a phone call from Greenpeace organizer Bradley Angel revealed to the Kettleman community that Chemical Waste Management, Inc. was planning to add a toxic waste incinerator to the disposal facility. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is also home to one of the two most toxic hazardous waste landfills in all of Switzerland. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 1985 race, Flores was reelected without opposition on the ballot, although she did face a write-in campaign by Joe E. Collins Jr., a 21-year-old computer operator, who said that Flores had "not gone far enough to address tough toxic-waste issues and to aid troubled areas like Wilmington and Watts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wildlife inhabiting hazardous waste sites are intimately associated with the contaminated environment and thus can serve as front line indicators of pollutant levels and potential health impacts. (nih.gov)
  • Hazardous wastes shall not include solid or dissolved materials in domestic sewage. (ecode360.com)
  • Plasma gasification is in commercial use as a Waste-to-Energy system that converts municipal solid waste (MSW), tires, hazardous waste, and sewage sludge into synthesis gas (syngas) containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide that can be used to generate power. (wikipedia.org)
  • Major environmental issues in Syria include deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion, desertification, water pollution from the dumping of raw sewage and wastes from petroleum refining, and inadequate supplies of potable water. (wikipedia.org)
  • Raw domestic sewage from cities and wastes from pulp mills, paper mills, and other industrial sites produced the greatest volumes of pollutants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Monitoring the health of wildlife can provide important information about the bioavailability of contaminants at hazardous waste sites, supporting the design of appropriate remediation strategies. (nih.gov)
  • Working with the University of Washington Superfund Research Program, Dr. Mike Hooper from the Institute of Environmental & Human Health at Texas Tech University has shown that wildlife biomonitoring provides a practical and sensitive means for determining whether the contaminants at hazardous waste sites find their way into the food chain at biologically significant levels. (nih.gov)
  • This characteristic only identifies wastes which contain certain specified contaminants. (in.gov)
  • The TCLP helps identify wastes likely to leach concentrations of contaminants into the environment that may be harmful to human health or the environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Exceptions and additions to the federal rules are specifically noted in the state's hazardous waste management rules. (in.gov)
  • Please bring identified hazardous materials from your home in the original labeled container. (pwcgov.org)
  • Although the people of Kettleman City continued to protest against Chemical Waste Management, there were no major environmental justice battles in Kettleman City during these years, apart from the continued criticism of activists that the location of hazardous waste exhibited structural racism. (wikipedia.org)
  • This list includes certain waste from specific industries such as petroleum refining, pesticide manufacturing, or iron and steel. (in.gov)
  • Petroleum industry waste, including frac flowback and produced water, cannot be discharged to the waters of the United States, except under an NPDES or equivalent state permit. (wikipedia.org)
  • This technique has been used for years in the management and disposal of drill cuttings, oily sludge and other petroleum refinery wastes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reactive wastes are unstable under normal conditions. (in.gov)
  • Industrial commercial wastes as identified or listed in Environmental Conservation Law § 27-0303, Subdivision 2, and all amendments thereto. (ecode360.com)
  • Nevertheless, the hazardous waste content in MSW landfills is unlikely to create a major pollution source for the Baltic Sea and will not be addressed as a primary source, unless the landfills are very large and located by a watercourse with access to the Baltic Sea, and unless there is specific information available on hazardous waste content. (helcom.fi)
  • Based on the information available on the contents and locations of the landfills and other sites where hazardous waste has been managed in St Petersburg, the most important sites were selected for further analysis (Figure 9). (helcom.fi)
  • It is the further intent and purpose of this article to regulate the transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes in a manner consistent with Public Law 94-580, the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, Article 27 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Article 12 of the Suffolk County Sanitary Code. (ecode360.com)
  • Alternative Local Options -- Several local businesses also provide convenient recycling options for their customers for limited types of wastes such as compact fluorescent lamps, batteries, used motor oil and pharmaceuticals. (alachuacounty.us)
  • A significant advantage of the use of starlings in biomonitoring is that nest boxes can be easily constructed, placed at specific locations on hazardous waste sites and indigenous starlings will nearly always use them. (nih.gov)
  • Hazardous waste sites. (cdc.gov)
  • Occupational health effects in workers at hazardous waste disposal sites were investigated. (cdc.gov)
  • The primary contribution of CERCLA was to create a "Superfund" and provide for the clean-up and remediation of closed and abandoned hazardous waste sites. (wikipedia.org)
  • Implementation of Tennessee's hazardous waste program began in October 1980. (tn.gov)
  • The LDR program ensures that wastes are properly treated prior to disposal. (epa.gov)
  • If the answers to questions one and three are yes, the hazardous waste handler must comply with the LDR program. (epa.gov)
  • Most states take advantage of this authority, implementing their own hazardous waste programs that are at least as stringent, and in some cases are more stringent than the federal program. (wikipedia.org)