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Definition(s)

Any waste or combination of wastes with the potential to damage human health, living organisms or the environment. Hazardous wastes usually require special handling and disposal procedures which are regulated by national and international laws. (Source: GEMET/HMD / DEE / HMH)

In other languages

Anglais
hazardous waste
Russe
опасные отходы
Espagnol
residuos peligrosos
Arabe
نفايات خطرة

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