October 16, 2006

CCME updates hazwaste landfill guidelines

The 2006 edition of the National Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Landfills, just published by the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment (CCME), updates and replaces the CCME's 1991 National Guidelines for the Landfilling of Hazardous Waste. Designed to assist regulatory agencies and hazardous waste management system designers, owners and operators, the guidelines address: waste characteristics affecting landfill design; site selection; design and construction; operations and performance monitoring; closure and post-closure care; contingency and mitigation planning; and financial assurances and record-keeping.

Copies of the 2006 Guidelines (publication PN 1365, 106 pp) may be ordered for $35.50 through the CCME Web site, www.ccme.ca/publications/, click on "Bookstore."

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