Industrial Hazardous Solid Liquid and Gas Wastes Hazardous Waste

Industrial wastes are identified as hazardous wastes by the waste generator or by the national environmental agency either because the waste component is listed in the List of Hazardous Inorganic and Organic Constituents approved by the national agency or because the waste exhibits general features of hazardous waste, such as harming human health or vital activity of plants and animals (acute and chronic toxicity, carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, pathogenicity, etc.), reducing biodiversity of ecosystems, flammability, corrosive activity, ability to explode, and so on. The United States annually produces over 50 million metric tonnes of federally regulated hazardous wastes [1].

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