Definitions for "Hazardous waste"
Ongelmajäte Farligt avfall; riskavfall, problemavfall A term applied to those wastes that because of their chemical reactivity, toxic, explosive, corrosive, radioactive or other characteristics, cause danger, or are likely to cause danger, to health or the environment.
Nonradioactive waste that has at least one of the following characteristics: (1) is listed as a hazardous waste in Subpart D of 40 CFR Part 261, (2) exhibits any of the characteristics identified in Subpart C of 40 CFR Part 261, or (3) contains PCB-containing wastes subject to regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act and 40 CFR Parts 702-799.
Wastes that are particularly dangerous or destructive; specifically characterized by one or more of the following properties: ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.
There were other substances brought to the sites for ongoing operation. For example, several sites had on-site assay laboratories, which involved lab chemicals. Antifreeze and asbestos were also common on sites.
Materials not allowed in municipal landfills, including used motor oil and oil filters, antifreeze and other vehicle fluids; car batteries; paints and varnishes; pesticides; and some cleaning supplies. See Health and Safety Code Section 25117.
solvents, pesticides, flammable, oil paints, and other substances listed in Michigan Public Act 451.