More than 100 million tons of hazardous materials generated in 2009 and some were burnt, some were buried and some were stabilized to be stored for long run. All the wastes underwent the rules and regulations of the government. The hazardous wastes are of many types like the household wastes, automotive wastes, biomedical wastes, pesticides and radioactive wastes. When these wastes are transported, the containers that hold these wastes should not react with the wastes inside them. A few containers that best suit for his purpose are amber bottles, plastic containers, metal drums and the intermediate bulk containers, IBC in short.
When these hazardous wastes are disposed, the containers and the transportation should hold labels to clearly explain about the wastes they carry, which includes the characteristics, descriptions, sample of waste profile, treatment method and generation process of the waste materials that are carried. The wastes can be disposed using methods like fuels blending, landfill, microencapsulation, macro-encapsulation, and solidification. Production and service processes, pollution and waste management industries produce highest amount of hazardous wastes. States Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi are the top 5 states that generate wastes as per the statistics in 2007. The top 5 states that received hazardous wastes are California, Texas, Ohio, Louisiana, and Illinois.
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