Mixed-waste contains both radioactive and (chemically) hazardous waste. As a result, both treatment and regulation are complex. Two different regulatory frameworks and three federal agencies are involved.
EPA, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Department of Energy (DOE) have largely resolved the administrative, regulatory, and technical issues that have faced government and private sector mixed-waste generators.
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