Land Disposal Restrictions and Mixed Waste Management

by Stephen R. Weil, Bechtel Environmental Inc, San Francisco, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


The Land Disposal Restrictions, imposed by Congress in 1984 and implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency, impose constraints on the management of mixed waste. Except in very limited circumstances where a specific treatment is mandated, these constraints include requirements for treatment of mixed wastes prior to land disposal and prohibitions on long-term storage.

Subject Headings: Land use | Waste disposal | Waste storage | Soil treatment | Waste treatment | Federal government | Landfills | Legislation

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