Mixed Waste

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  • Mixed waste should never be ordered and should never be generated.

  • Never mix hazardous waste and radioactive waste in the same container.

  • There are very few treatment facilities in the United States that will handle mixed waste.

    • These facilities charge exorbitant rates to dispose of even a small amount of mixed waste.
    • It can cost thousands of dollars to dispose of mere liters of a mixed waste.
    • The AUI who generates the mixed waste is responsible for the cost of disposal.

  • Every effort must be made to prevent the generation of mixed waste.

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