Uncontrolled waste

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Uncontrolled waste is a group of waste types that do not fall into either the controlled, special or hazardous waste categories, such as specific mining wastes and agricultural wastes. This should not be confused with an alternative definition of uncontrolled waste that refers to improper waste disposal.[1]

Uncontrolled waste has significant impacts on the environment. In certain areas of Germany, it was found that industrial waste such as from ore smelting and waste products produced from petrochemical plants were found near population centers. Main effects of waste such as these lead to contamination of groundwater from toxic chemicals, and acidification of oceans as result of Co2 emissions from mining[2]

References[edit]

  1. Schreck, P. (1998-07-01). "Environmental impact of uncontrolled waste disposal in mining and industrial areas in Central Germany". Environmental Geology35 (1): 66–72. doi:10.1007/s002540050293. ISSN 0943-0105.
Notes
  1. ^ Alemayehu, Tamiru (2001-01-01). "The impact of uncontrolled waste disposal on surface water quality in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia". SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science. 24 (1): 93–104. doi:10.4314/sinet.v24i1.18177. ISSN 0379-2897. 
  2. ^ Schreck, P. (1998-07-01). "Environmental impact of uncontrolled waste disposal in mining and industrial areas in Central Germany". Environmental Geology. 35 (1): 66–72. doi:10.1007/s002540050293. ISSN 0943-0105.