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  Report on the Homeland Security Workshop on Transport and Disposal of Wastes From Facilities Contaminated With Chemical or Biological Agents (47 pp, 409 KB) (EPA/600/R-04/065) November 2003

This report summarizes discussions from the Department of Homeland Security’s workshop, “Transport and Disposal of Wastes From Facilities Contaminated With Chemical or Biological Agents.” The workshop was held May 28–30, 2003, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its objectives were to:

  • Document the current understanding of the challenges faced when handling, storing, transporting, and disposing of wastes from public and private facilities contaminated with chemical and biological agents
  • Identify research needs and opportunities for improving coordination between federal, state, and local government agencies and other stakeholders in order to fill gaps in the current understanding of these waste management challenges

This report discusses seven topics: classes of chemical and biological agents; detection; effectiveness of decontamination; triaging of wastes; handling, storage, and transport of wastes; landfilling; and incineration. For each topic, this report outlines the current state of knowledge, identifies associated research needs, and lists action items identified during the discussions. The technical content of this report is based entirely on discussions at the workshop.

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