Keywords: waste disposal site, Germany, hazardous wastes, legislation, risks, risk identification, public health risks, environmental risks
Hazardous waste disposal in Germany: a case study of the site in Billigheim, Baden-Wurttemberg
The disposal of hazardous waste is a very critical issue. It is associated with many risks. Efforts are made to minimise these by consistent legislation and by proper treatment of the waste. The goal of a hazardous waste disposal site, as described in this paper, is to ensure that hazardous waste is treated and disposed of in a way that does not harm human beings or the environment. To assure this it is necessary to observe the handling of the hazardous waste from its producer up to the disposal site, and to identify possible inherent risks.