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Report: Some Safeguards in Place for Long-Term Care of Disposed Hazardous Waste, But Challenges Remain

Report #15-P-0169, June 17, 2015.

What We Found

Safe disposal of hazardous waste requires commitment to long-term care of closed disposal units.

Report Materials​​

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