Hazardous Waste Management And Recovery Act

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HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS: TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1 INTRODUCTION: 1 GENERATION AND CHARACTERISTICS: 1 EXISTING WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: 3 PROBLEMS AND ISSUES: 4 FUTURE ASPECTS: 5 CONCLUSION: 5 REFERENCES: 6 INTRODUCTION: The Generation of hazardous waste by the human activities increase the risk of the damage to the environment and the human health. These create a very negative impact if not disposed properly. In the state of Illinois the implementation of the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is referred to as hazardous waste. This act consists of the changes to the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1956 and signed into the law of 1976. The regulations related to the implementation of…show more content…
The Generation rate of hazardous materials is increased due to very fast development and improvement in the industrial technologies and their production. Hazardous material includes both the waste and the useful materials. There are three forms of the hazardous substances that are solid, liquid and gas. Hazardous material includes raw materials, final and intermediate products, waste materials, leakage, accidental spills and much more. These materials are harmful for human health and the environment as well. All the materials that are ignitable, explosive, radioactive, corrosive and infectious, falls under the category of the hazardous substances. Very common hazardous wastes are: Waste oil, solvents, acids and alkalis, toxic paint wastes, nitrates, perchlorides and peroxides, pesticides and sludge. Special hazardous USEPA pollutants include wastes, medical wastes, military wastes and the radioactive releases. The hazardous waste can be either a designated waste or a characteristic waste. A characteristic waste is named so because it exhibits one of the properties such as corrosiveness, reactivity, ignitability or radioactivity. A designated waste is the waste that is in the list of the USEPA. When a waste cause threat to human health, it is considered as hazardous (RCRA, 1978). According to RCRA of USA all the wastes are solid
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