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Document ID (ISN)109339
CIS number 09-412
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Navia R., Bezama A.
Title Hazardous waste management in Chilean main industry: An overview
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.158, No.1. p.177-184. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract The new Chilean Hazardous Waste Management Regulation came into force on 12 June 2004. During the next 180 days (i.e., until 12 December 2004), each industrial facility was required to present a Hazardous Waste Management Plan if the facility generated more than 12 tons/year hazardous wastes or more than 12 kg/year acute toxic wastes. This article describes three case studies on the hazardous waste management plans carried out in facilities of the most important sectors of Chilean industrial activity: a paper production plant, a Zn and Pb mine and a sawmill and wood products facility. Hazardous wastes were identified, classified and quantified, minimization measures were implemented, and reuses and recycling options were evaluated.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; Chile; mining industry; paper and paper products industry; sawmilling industry
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; case study; zinc and compounds; recycling of materials; lead and compounds
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChile
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lumber and the woodworking industry
Paper and paper products industry
Waste collection and disposal
Woodworking industry
Mining and quarrying