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1 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT Lt Col Roshni Varaden SANDF

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3 SCOPE Definition of Hazardous Waste Waste Management Legislation Principles of Waste Management Objectives of Hazardous Waste Management Current Situation in the RSA Incorrect Management of Hazardous Waste Assistance to Hazardous Waste Generators

4 SCOPE SABS Code 0228 Classes Hazard Rating Storage of Hazardous Waste Research on Common Hazardous Waste Transportation of Hazardous Waste Landfill Types Conclusion

5 Hazardous waste can be defined as… waste that has the potential, even in low concentrations, to have a significant adverse effect on public health and the environment because of its inherent toxicological, chemical and physical characteristics

6 WASTE MANAGEMENT LEGISLATION National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) Environment Conservation Act (Act 73 of 1989) Section 20 National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) Health Act (Act 63 of 1977) Air Quality Act (Act 39 of 2004) Hazardous Substances Act (Act 15 of 1973) Nuclear Energy Act (Act 131 of 1993) Section 45&46 Authority over management of radioactive waste, storage of irradiated nuclear fuel, discarding of radioactive waste and storage of irradiated nuclear fuel. General Regulations made in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Act 101 of 1965) Section 27 Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993)

7 PRINCIPLES OF WASTE MANAGEMENT Duty of Care Principle Polluter Pays Principle Precautionary Principle Sustainable Development

8 OBJECTIVES OF HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT To ensure the correct identification and classification of a hazardous waste To prevent hazardous waste entering the environment illegally. To implement “cradle-to-grave” principles by means of planned waste management strategies To manage hazardous waste until it is safely disposed of, by setting minimum requirements at crucial points in its life cycle

9 CURRENT SITUATION IN THE RSA Material Safety Data Sheets Composition of Hazardous Waste Chemical Reactions Laboratory Fees and Specialists Understanding the Minimum Requirements Enforcement of legal Requirements

10 INCORRECT MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Pollution of the Environment Impaired Health Slows down Socio-Economic Development Incomplete Mission

11 ASSISTANCE TO GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE: WATER RESEARCH COMMISSION 90% Hazardous Waste Generic Classification

12 SABS 0228 CLASSES Class 1: Explosives Class 2: Gases Class 3: Flammable Liquids Class 4: Flammable Solids of Substances Class 5: Oxidizing Substances (agents) and Organic Peroxides Class 6: Poisonous (toxic) and Infectious Substances Class 7: Radioactive Substances Class 8: Corrosive Substances Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances

13 HAZARD RATING

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15 STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Mixing of Waste Labeling Container Duration of Storage (> 90 days; < 90 days) Onsite Storage

16 STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Structural Requirements Hump Concrete Floor Bund Walls Fence and Lock Roof Trench Sump Valve Occupational Health and Safety Act, No 85 of 1993 – Section 15

17 STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

18 RESEARCH ON COMMMON HAZARDOUS WASTE Used Oil and Petroleum Products Hydrocarbon Contaminated Waste Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Contaminated Waste Solvents Trycloerothylene (TCE) Spent Antifreeze

19 RESEARCH ON COMMMON HAZARDOUS WASTE Edible/Vegetable Oil

20 Electronic Waste / e-waste Ink and Toner Cartridges Smoke Detectors Wet Cell Batteries Dry Cell Batteries RESEARCH ON COMMMON HAZARDOUS WASTE

21 Lighting Waste RESEARCH ON COMMMON HAZARDOUS WASTE

22 Asbestos and Asbestos Containing Waste (ACW) RESEARCH ON COMMMON HAZARDOUS WASTE

23 Boiler Ash (and other ash waste) Medical Waste, Health Care Risk Waste Paint Waste and Empty Paint Containers Empty and Contaminated Chemical Containers Demolition and Construction Waste (Building Rubble) RESEARCH ON COMMMON HAZARDOUS WASTE

24 RESEARCH ON COMMMON HAZARDOUS WASTE Redundant Pesticides

25 The National Road Traffic Act (Act 93 of 1996) The Hazardous Substances Act (Act 15 of 1973) The Occupational, Health and Safety act (Act 85 of 1993) TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE LEGISLATIVE CONTROL

26 TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE If the Waste is classified as Explosive, Flammable or Radioactive, additional regulations would apply: The Explosives Act (Act 16 of 1973) The Fire Brigade Services Act (Act 99 of 1987) The Nuclear Energy Act (Act 92 of 1982)

27 TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE ACCIDENTS DURING THE TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Prevent Leaks and Spills Tremcard HAZCHEM Remedial Action Reporting of Accident

28 LANDFILL TYPES HH —> HR 1-4 Hh —> HR 3-4 Permit - Section 20 of ECA – DEAT Waste Manifest Certificate of Safe Disposal Mr Mpho Tshitangoni: Deputy Director permitting DEAT Contact details:Phone:(012) Fax:(012)

29 INSTITUTE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT OF SOUTHERN AFRICA COUNCIL

30 CONCLUSION ConsequencesConsequences of “business as usual”

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