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1 HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

2 1.HAZARDOUS WASTE DEFINITION EPA Definition – General Definition – substance which may be hazardous to humans or the environment.

3 2. FEDERAL REGULATIONS a. Historical Aspects Manufacturing / Wastes (< 1970’s) 1930’s – Love Canal 1960’s – fire on Cuyahoga R.

4 b. Environmental Laws Passed 1) Clean Air Act – ) Clean Water Act –1972 3) Safe Drinking Water Act – ) Toxic Substances Control Act – ) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

5 RCRA Shift from water and air, to land disposal of hazardous wastes. Deep Well Injection Surface Impoundments Landfills Problems due to lack of management

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11 6) RCRA Amendment (1980) – HWSA “Comprehensive Waste Manag. System” “Cradle to Grave” Manag. System” a) Identify / classify waste b) Identify responsibility generator’ c) Standards treatment & disposal d) Standards for transportation e) Provides for enforcement

12 7) Superfund – 1980 & 1986 Identify existing waste sites Require containment and clean-up of existing sites “Community Right To Know” As a laboratory responsible for wastes, we need to minimize and safely handle hazardous wastes.

13 3. MINIMIZE WASTE PRODUCTION a. Comprehensive chemical management b. Surplus chemical exchange c. Recycling and reuse d. Substitution e. Microscale Experiments f. Volume reduction of wastes

14 4. Handling / Storage of Wastes a. Properly labeled containers b. Store away from other chemicals c. Segregation of wastes d. Regularly scheduled waste disposal pick-ups

15 5. General Laboratory Guidelines What can be disposed of in lab? What is a hazardous waste? 6. City of Salisbury Pretreatment Limits


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