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toxic waste

noun as in hazardous waste

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In an earlier era, such spillovers would include air pollution, toxic wastes and greenhouse gases.

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The auditor’s office looked into it and thinks the Industrial Wastewater Control Program is missing hundreds of businesses we didn’t know about that might leak toxic waste into the sewer — and subsequently into our future drinking water.

Part of the concern, San Diego officials told me, is that Mexico lacks a system to monitor whether businesses are dumping toxic waste into the sewer system.

It’s possible that the city of San Diego is not properly regulating hundreds of businesses that could be disposing toxic waste into the sewer system, an audit found Thursday.

Phillips, the Syracuse professor, offers a metaphor of the platforms as factories leaking toxic waste into our democracies.

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“I warned them that this toxic waste would kill entire generations,” he told Mediaset.

Trying to stop companies from dumping toxic waste in the river?

Additionally, his Superfund law has led to the cleanup of dozens of toxic waste sites throughout the country.

But 10 million children under 12 still live within four miles of a toxic waste dump.

Some say that the taxpayer should pick up the tab for toxic waste and let polluters who can afford to fix it off the hook.

In the last four years, we cleaned up 250 toxic waste sites, as many as in the previous 12.

Incidentally, it also serves as the EU's dumping grounds for anything from toxic waste to shoddy or outmoded products.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to toxic waste, such as: poison, pollution, atomic waste, contaminated materials, environmental pollutant, and industrial waste.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.