MI-26 Hazardous Waste Issues and Answers


The disposal of hazardous waste (toxic chemical waste) is a focus of public interest. Prudent public policy concerning disposal of hazardous waste requires a good understanding of the scientific, technical, and social issues involved. The purpose of this booklet is to provide policy-makers, legislators, and the general public with information to better understand the issues, particularly the geological considerations. This introductory booklet covers locations, regulations, disposal issues, and planning, and was developed by the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). Includes the AIPG policy on hazardous waste and a glossary. Material in the booklet was submitted by an AIPG ad hoc committee of experts on hazardous waste disposal. This is the revised second printing. 24 pages. Digital PDF download. MI-26D