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Landfills that can accept hazardous waste are as different from the old county dumps as a tricycle is to a new Cadillac. Landfills for disposal of hazardous wastes are required to meet very stringent Federal and state standards to protect public health and the environment. These standards have been established under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and govern the location, design, construction, operation and final closure of the landfill. All hazardous waste landfills must have RCRA permits that incorporate these standards. In addition, landfills must meet any more stringent state requirements, which often include on-site state inspectors, additional groundwater monitoring wells, restrictions on radioactive wastes, and more specific siting standards. State requirements cannot be less protective than the federal baseline.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-01-26 15:52:07
Description Landfills that can accept hazardous waste are as different from the old county dumps as a tricycle is to a new Cadillac. Landfills for disposal of hazardous wastes are required to meet very stringent Federal and state standards to protect public health and the environment. These standards have been established under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and govern the location, design, construction, operation and final closure of the landfill. All hazardous waste landfills must have RCRA permits that incorporate these standards. In addition, landfills must meet any more stringent state requirements, which often include on-site state inspectors, additional groundwater monitoring wells, restrictions on radioactive wastes, and more specific siting standards. State requirements cannot be less protective than the federal baseline.
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Source Environmental Technical Council
Keyword RCRA; Characteristic waste; Hazardous waste disposal; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2009-01-26 15:47:50
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Date Last Modified 2009-01-26 15:52:07
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-01-26 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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