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Environments 2018, 5(9), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments5090103

The Management of Hazardous Solid Waste in India: An Overview

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Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Studies, University of Madras, Chennai 600005, India
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Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Northampton, Northampton NN1 5PH, UK
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Department of Civil Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai 602105, India
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Received: 29 June 2018 / Revised: 28 August 2018 / Accepted: 2 September 2018 / Published: 7 September 2018
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Due largely to economic development, industrialization, and changing lifestyles, quantity of hazardous waste in India is rising significantly. This is particularly true in mega cities, where populations are large and growing. Due to a range of factors including limitations in governance systems, inadequate treatment facilities, limitations in compliance and regulation, and limited trained and skilled stakeholders, the management of hazardous solid waste in the country is largely ineffective. One exception to this is the State of Gujarat, which has sought to implement a number of strategies to better manage the rising quantities of hazardous solid waste being produced. This article highlights the management of solid waste in the country for an effective mitigation of various hazards. Further, this article focused on adaptive technologies for the hazardous waste management all over the country more specifically in the state of Gujarat. View Full-Text
Keywords: hazardous waste; treatment: management hazards; compliance; regulations; India hazardous waste; treatment: management hazards; compliance; regulations; India
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Karthikeyan, L.; Suresh, V.M.; Krishnan, V.; Tudor, T.; Varshini, V. The Management of Hazardous Solid Waste in India: An Overview. Environments 2018, 5, 103.

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