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What is disposal?

Disposal is the management of waste and also the facilities of disposal are usually designed to permanently contain the waste and prevent the release of harm to the environment, injury or long term progressive damage to health. Disposal of waste is where the intention is to permanently store the waste for the duration of its biological and chemical activity, such that it is rendered harmless. The materials that can dispose such as appliances, batteries, auto, electronics, household toxics facility, motor oil and filters, wood, pallets, yard debris, toilets/sinks/tubs, building materials, drug, etc. However, the most common hazardous waste disposal practice is placement in a land disposal unit such as a landfill, surface impoundment, waste pile, land treatment unit, or injection well.

 

Why disposal?

A hazardous waste is the waste that has properties that might make it harmful to human health or the environment. In the United States, the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste is regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Through the RCRA, Congress directed the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create regulations to manage hazardous waste. EPA promulgates regulations establishing design and operating requirements for land disposal units. The requirements are intended to minimize pollution resulting from the disposal of hazardous waste in or on the land.

 

Following are the types of land disposal units for hazardous waste disposal:

•   Landfill

•   Surface impoundment

•   Waste pile

•   Land treatment unit

•   Injection well

•   Salt dome formation

•   Salt bed formation

•   Underground mine

•   Underground cave

 

Specific regulations have been developed for four types of land disposal units. These units include:

*  Landfills are places where non-liquid hazardous waste is deposited for final disposal and covered. By this units are designed to minimize the chance of release of hazardous waste into the environment. For hazardous waste landfills, the standard design require a double liner; double leachate collection and removal systems; leak detection system; run on, runoff, and wind dispersal controls; construction quality assurance program. Even though, liquid wastes may not be placed in a hazardous waste landfill but operators must also comply with inspection, monitoring, and release response requirements.

*   Surface Impoundments are used for temporary storage or treatment of liquid hazardous waste such as holding, storage, settling, aeration pits, ponds, and lagoons. The construction with a double liner system, a leachate collection and removal systems, and a leak detection system are requirement of hazardous waste surface impoundments. Make sure proper installation and construction, regulations require the unit to have and follow a construction quality assurance program. The regulations also outline monitoring, inspection, response action, and closure requirements.

*   Waste Piles are used for temporary storage or treatment such as non-containerized piles of solid, non-liquid hazardous waste. Waste piles are required to have a second LCRS above the top liner over the standard double liner and leachate collection and removal systems. Moreover, waste piles must have run on and runoff controls, be managed to prevent wind dispersal of waste, and are subject to inspection, monitoring, and release response requirements as well.

*   Land Treatment Units use the process of naturally occurring soil microbes and sunlight to treat hazardous waste. Applying the hazardous waste directly on the soil surface or incorporating it into the upper layers of the soil in order to degrade, transform, or immobilize the hazardous constituents to accomplish the process. Land treatment units depend on the chemical, physical, and biological processes which occurring in the topsoil layers to contain the waste. So, liner systems or a leachate collection and removal systems are not require. Operators must complete a treatment demonstration to demonstrate the unit’s effectiveness and ability to treat the hazardous waste before hazardous waste will be placed in a land treatment unit. However, operators must monitor the unit to ensure that all hazardous constituents are being treated adequately.

 

In addition, the following are the remaining types of land disposal units are categorized as various units:

*   Injection Wells are controlled under the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Underground Injection Control Program.

*   Salt Dome Formations, Salt Bed Formations, Underground Mines, and Underground Caves are geologic repositories. As these units vary greatly, they are subject to environmental performance standards, not prescribed technology-based standards, for example, liners, leachate collection systems, leak detection systems. To ensure the protection of human health and the environment, the standards require that these various units must be located, designed, constructed, operated, maintained, and closed.

 

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