Table of Contents
12.1.2 Other Important Definitions
12.2 Waste Identification and Management
12.2.1 Source Reduction and Waste Minimization
126.96.36.199 Specific Examples
12.2.2 General Waste
12.2.3 Special Management Waste
188.8.131.52 Domestic Sewage and Wastewater
184.108.40.206 Drill Rig Waste
220.127.116.11 Other Wastewater
12.2.4 Hazardous Waste
18.104.22.168 Hazardous Waste Identification
22.214.171.124 Storage and Handling
126.96.36.199 Used Petroleum Products
188.8.131.52 Used Antifreeze
184.108.40.206 Off-Site Management
220.127.116.11 On-site Waste Management Facilities
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).