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hazardous waste
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: HMD / DEE / HMH)

Terminology source: http://www.eionet.europa.eu

A term applied to those wastes that because of their chemical reactivity, toxic, explosive, corrosive, radioactive or other characteristics, cause danger, or are likely to cause danger, to health or the environment. [definition source: European Commission. 1999. Integrating environment concerns into development and economic cooperation. Draft version 1.0. Brussels]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

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