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ENVI 1038/1199 Environmental Studies
Hazardous Wastes and Contaminated Sites Unit
Total length should be about 1600 words. You must reference any sources consulted. This assignment is worth 30% of the total marks for this unit.
Assignment 1: due Sunday of week 6
There are many classifications of Hazardous Wastes that are used in Legislation (e.g the Victoria EPA classification – see notes). Briefly describe the classes of wastes.
Choose one of these classes and describe what methods are available for treatment or disposal. What advantages and disadvantages does each method have? If possible give actual examples where these methods have been applied
Reading materials that related on making the essay:
https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/18767/files/3219330/download?wrap=1
http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/chemicals/hazardous-waste/whatis.html
http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/waste/hazardous-waste-management-in-victoria
http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wasteregulation/classify-guidelines.htm
http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/publications/publication/2008/july/1238
http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/department-environment-water-heritage-and-arts-annual-report-2009-10
http://archive.basel.int/convention/bc_glance.pdf
http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/wasteregulation/140815-immobilisation-waste.pdf
http://www.environment.gov.au/protection/chemicals-management/scheduled-waste

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