MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE
The Ministry of Environment,
Forest and Climate Change, Government of India has notified the Hazardous
and Other Waste (Management and Transboundary) Rules, 2016. As per the
rules, hazardous waste means any waste which by reason of characteristics
such as physical, chemical, biological, reactive, toxic, flammable,
explosive or corrosive, causes danger or is likely to cause danger to health
or environment. The hazardous waste generator shall follow the steps namely
prevention, minimization, reuse, recycling, recovery, utilization including
co-processing and safe disposal of hazardous waste. SPCB shall grant
authorization for handling the hazardous wastes.
The Board is taking effective
steps in handling and management of hazardous wastes, its treatment and
disposal in an environmentally safe manner. The following common hazardous
waste Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) has been established is
1. M/s. Tamilnadu Waste
Management Ltd, Plot No. 5-15, & 28-33 EPIP, SIPCOT Industrial Complex,
Gummidipoondi Taluk, Tiruvallur District.
Tamilnadu Waste Management Ltd, Plot No. 135 – 138 etc, Unduorumikidakulam
village, Virudhunagar district.