Meaning of hazardous waste




Hazardous Waste


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Meaning and definition of hazardous waste :


Hazardous waste: Waste with high levels of contamination that needs treatment to render it safe before disposal. Hazardous waste includes:waste classified as dangerous goods (explosives, gases, flammable solids, substances liable to spontaneous combustion, substances that in contact with water emit flammable gases, oxidising agents and organic peroxides, poisonous (toxic) substances, and corrosive substances) poisons Special clinical waste (infectious waste, bulk blood, cytotoxic waste, laboratory chemicals, recognisable body parts and sharps) Scheduled radioactive substances Declared chemical waste Quarantine waste


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