Problem

Intractable waste


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Unmanageable waste
Non-disposable waste
Nature:
Intractable waste is unwanted materials or structures which are problematic because they are one or all of the following: highly dangerous, toxic, long-living, expensive to store or convert to other forms, and whose satisfactory disposal defies current technologies. Nuclear waste, toxic, non-biodegradable chemicals, such as dioxin and chlorofluorocarbons and offshore oil platforms are examples of intractable waste.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Subject(s):
Waste
Disposables
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET