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Title:TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF MERCURY-BEARING HAZARDOUS WASTE AND DEBRIS
RCRA Online Number:14675
Date:07/02/2003
To:Coleman
From:Horinko
Organization of Recipient:United States Senate
Description: Mercury-bearing hazardous wastes originate from several sources, and waste regulation varies depending on its source. EPA is gathering information on the final disposition of mercury wastes. Only certain mercury-bearing wastes can be treated using the alternative land disposal restrictions (LDR) debris treatment standards. The treatment technologies for metal-bearing debris include source separation, microencapuslation, and macroencapsulation. If the debris treatment technologies cannot be achieved, the wastes are subject to the non-debris treatment standards. Some mercury wastes (e.g., dental amalgam collection devices, batteries) are not debris and cannot be disposed using 268.45. Most household waste collection centers send mercury wastes for recovery.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 268.40, 268.45 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Disposal; Hazardous Waste Recycling; Land Disposal Restrictions; Mercury Wastes; Treatment
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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