Best Practices for Management of Biocontaminated Waste
U.S. EPA. Best Practices for Management of Biocontaminated Waste. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/251, 2016.
The purpose of these best practices is to provide federal, state, territorial, and local waste management entities information on techniques and methodologies that have the potential to improve the handling and management of biocontaminated waste streams after a biological agent incident. These best practices are intended to be general in nature serving as a resource to a variety of biological agents in a variety of situations; however, these best practices also present a specific homeland security scenario – a biological attack with Bacillus anthracis (B. anthracis) – to help illustrate specific waste management considerations.