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Mixed waste issues

"Mixed wastes" can be defined as radioactive wastes which also contain a "conventional" hazard, such as chemical toxicity. An example would be radioactive lead. If it wasn't radioactive, the lead would still be considered to be an evironmental hazard in most countries.

In some countries, notably the United States, the radioactive properties are regulated by one set of rules under the NRC, while the conventional hazard is regulated by another set of rules under the jurisdiction of another government agency (the EPA). This dual regulation greatly increases the complexity of mixed waste management, especially if the regulations impose conflicting requirements.

In other countries, the radioactive hazard takes precidence over the non-radioactive hazard, and the waste is regulated by a single government body.

The links on this page deal with a variety of mixed waste issues. Note: Links identified with are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You may need a special plugin to access these pages. Some web sites may not be in English. See index here for language codes, such as    JP / EN .


  • ASME Mixed Waste Committee (US)   EN 
  • EPA Mixed Waste Library (US)   EN 
  • EPA Superfund (US)   EN 
  • FFCA - Federal Facility Compliance Act (US)   EN 
  • FFCA Publications (US)   EN 
  • GNet Mixed Waste Forum (US)   EN 
  • ISCORS Mixed Waste Subcommittee (US)   EN 
  • Los Alamos Mixed Low-Level Waste Program (US)   EN 
  • (US)   EN 
  • Mixed Waste Glossary (US)   EN 
  • Mixed Waste Landfill Integrated Demonstration Characterization Technologies (US)   EN 
  • Preventing & Managing Mixed Waste (US)   EN 
  • TNRCC Mixed Waste Page (US)   EN 
  • US Air Force Radioactive & Mixed Waste Office (US)   EN 
  • US Army Corps of Engineers FUSRAP Center (US)   EN 
  • WGA Mixed Waste Working Group (US)   EN 
  • WSSRAP - Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project (US)   EN 


  • DOE Low-Level Mixed Waste Disposal (US)   EN 
  • Mixed Waste Treatment, Storage, & Disposal Facilities (US)   EN 
  • Sandia Mixed Waste Landfill (US)   EN 


  • Federal Facility Compliance Agreement on Storage of PCB's (US)    EN 


  • Alternatives To Incineration (US)    EN 
  • AMWTP - Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (US)   EN 
  • ATTIC - EPA Alternative Treatment Technology Information Center (US)   EN 
  • DOE Treatment Plans for Mixed Waste (US)   EN 
  • Fernald Mixed Waste Project (US)   EN 
  • Hazardous Waste Treatment Technologies Directory (Australia)   EN 
  • Mixed waste bioremediation (US)   EN 
  • Mixed Waste Encapsulation in Polyester Resins (US)   EN 
  • The State of Development of Waste Forms for Mixed Wastes (US)   EN 
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Guidance For LLRW & MW Treatment & Handling (US)   EN 

    Other resources

  • Berkeley Nuclear Waste Research Lab (US)   EN 
  • Center for Nuclear & Toxic Waste Management (US)   EN 
  • EPA Hazardous Waste Cleanup Information (US)   EN 
  • EPA Mixed Waste Team (US)   EN 
  • IDD - INEEL Integrated Decontamination & Decommissioning Program (US)   EN 
  • Mixed Waste Links (US)   EN 
  • Tech Tree (US)   EN 


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