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Best Practices for Management of Biocontaminated Waste

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Best Practices for Management of Biocontaminated Waste. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/251, 2016.

Impact/Purpose:

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.

Description:

Report

URLs/Downloads:

BEST PRACTICES FOR MANAGEMENT OF BIOCONTAMINATED WASTE   (PDF,NA pp, 2057 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 10/26/2016
Record Last Revised: 10/26/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 330310

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

DECON AND CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT DIVISION