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Waste Management

Table of Contents
12.1 Definitions 
   12.1.1 Waste
   12.1.2 Other Important Definitions
12.2 Waste Identification and Management 
   12.2.1 Source Reduction and Waste Minimization 
      12.2.1.1 Practices
      12.2.1.2 Specific Examples 
   12.2.2 General Waste
   12.2.3 Special Management Waste 
      12.2.3.1 Domestic Sewage and Wastewater 
      12.2.3.2 Tires 
      12.2.3.3 Drill Rig Waste
      12.2.3.4 Other Wastewater
   12.2.4 Hazardous Waste
      12.2.4.1 Hazardous Waste Identification
      12.2.4.2 Storage and Handling
      12.2.4.3 Used Petroleum Products 
      12.2.4.4 Used Antifreeze
      12.2.4.5 Treatment
      12.2.4.6 Transportation
      12.2.4.7 Off-Site Management
      12.2.4.8 On-site Waste Management Facilities

Introduction

Waste includes those materials that are discarded, or are intended to be discarded.   

This section addresses the issue of waste management with the goal of leaving as light a footprint as possible in an exploration program. It describes the various categories of waste and gives guidance in assessing the management and disposal options that are available.

All waste disposal activities require a permit from the local authorities, whether on-site or off-site. This may be issued by the Mines Department, the Environment Department or the local municipal government, and will vary from country to country (or even within countries).