hazardous waste site Articles

  • RCRA and CERCLA Hazardous Waste Sites - case study

    Expert management oversight and support at polluted sites Nationwide The Summary For more than a quarter-century, we provided a wide range of scientific and regulatory expertise on enforcement, permitting and corrective action at some of the nation's most polluted hazardous waste sites. The Client ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Hazardous Waste in Schools

    When you think of “Hazardous Waste”, the thought of leaking drums at an old manufacturing facility comes to mind.  Another common vision is people in white tyvek suits walking around a contaminated site with leaking drums.  The last thing that comes to mind as it pertains to “Hazardous Waste” is schools.  Did you know schools potentially could ...

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Hazardous Waste Site Characterization and Monitoring

    Executive Summary U.S. EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response is promoting more effective strategies for characterizing and monitoring hazardous waste sites. In particular, the wide-spread adoption of a new paradigm which uses an integrated triad of systematic planning, dynamic work plans, and on-site analysis for data collection and technical decision-making at hazardous waste sites ...

  • A procedure for detecting childhood cancer clusters near hazardous waste sites in Florida

    Despite over 20 years of research on childhood cancer clusters and hazardous waste sites, little evidence has been produced to indicate a causal relationship. Nevertheless, the perception of a childhood cancer cluster being located near a hazardous waste site can raise fear and uncertainty, and it demands attention from health officials. To investigate this public health concern, the author used ...

  • 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 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazard assessment of waste disposal sites. Part 1: literature review

    A review of the literature and computer models from the perspective of hazard assessment approaches, particularly relating to the risk analysis of waste disposal sites, has been carried out. It was found that a comprehensive hazard assessment procedure covering all modules and sub-modules for landfill leachate does not exist. The same deduction also applies to landfill gas and degraded landfill ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cleanup of Hazardous Waste Site Samples by Solid Phase Extraction

    ENVI-Florisil solid phase extraction tubes meet the requirements for pesticide recovery from water, sediment, and soil samples taken from hazardous waste sites, as described in US EPA Contract Laboratory Program methodology.  Mean recovery of nine pesticides was 82% or better, well within the specifications of the CLP method.  A procedure for recovering the pesticides is described. ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Site remediation using soil mixing techniques of a hazardous waste site: a case history

    Introduction At 2,400 beds, the $112.5 million Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, PA, will be one of the nation's largest county jails. The disused downtown site chosen by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh sits alongside the Monongahela River, adjacent to Liberty Bridge, on what was previously the old CSX Railroad facility. The southern edge of the site is bound by ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Hazardous waste and not, Baioni-Dicatech system

    The identification, characterization and restoration of contaminated areas now represent a big environmental issue, both at European and national level. In the major industrialized countries the issue of contaminated land has come out in all its gravity in the late seventies when, against a widespread awakening of environmental consciousness, important pollutions events emerged. Consequently, in ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • A chance to drive hazardous waste policy

    The proliferation of energy-from-waste (EfW) power plants is making a significant contribution to the UK’s efforts to end its reliance on harmful fossil fuels. But while EfW plants provide a solution to municipal waste, they also produce a low amount of hazardous waste in the form of air pollution control residue (APCr). Despite numerous solutions existing that process and reuse APCr ...

  • An optimisation model for transportation of hazardous wastes

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has considerably increased the transport of materials along the US-Mexico borders. Maquiladoras are business entities that are structured to take relative advantages offered by both countries to develop cost-effective products. Current Mexican regulations require that hazardous wastes generated by US companies be shipped back for proper disposal. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part I: overview

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. To assess the impact of the site activities and releases on ecological receptors, the INEEL implemented a phased approach for conducting ecological risk assessments (ERAS). This approach applies an iterative, 'tiered' process, in which conservative preliminary assessments support ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazard assessment of waste disposal sites. Part 2: a holistic approach for landfill leachates

    The review of literature and computer models described in Part 1 of this paper led the authors to conclude that a quantitative hazard assessment methodology does not exist, in holistic terms, for landfill leachate. Although there are various reports and models addressing different aspects of the methodology, they are not integrated and show different degrees of completion. This part of the paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hazardous waste sites and property values: a French case study in the light of US analyses

    This paper aims to evaluate the impact of a polluted site on property values by using the hedonic price method. The case study concerns a lead foundry in a previously industrialised area in northern France. The results are fairly convincing. The impact is confirmed, but appears to be especially apparent at relatively close distances. More than one mile away, the impact is much weaker. Moreover, a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part II: grouping ecological components

    Screening-level ecological risk assessments are commonly conducted to identify those contaminants and receptors on which to focus future phases or tiers of the ecological risk assessment process. Most screening assessments are performed using a suite of individual species subjected to intensive evaluation of exposure (endpoint species) and selected for their appropriateness for serving as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methodology for conducting screening-level ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. Part III: exposure and effects assessment

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has implemented a phased approach to ecological risk assessment (ERA). The first step in this process is a screening-level ERA at each facility. Basic to this approach was the development of ecologically based screening levels (EBSLs), defined as concentrations of chemicals in soil (or other media) that are not expected to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Study on Hazardous Household Waste with a main Emphasis on Hazardous Chemicals

    Introduction The aim of this study is to evaluate national experiences of the management of hazardous products likely to become hazardous household waste (HHW), and to make proposals for strategies for the appropriate management of such products within a lifecycle perspective. The study covers the fifteen Member States and two Accession Countries, namely Hungary and Romania. The data available at ...

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