Minerals and waste management legal issues

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In 2012 the Environment Agency issued the following data relating to waste management. Permitted sites   Sites permitted at end 2012 Sites accepting waste Million tonnes managed Landfill 510 380 43.9 Transfer 3,478 2,677 41.2 Treatment 2,319 1,649 46.2 Metal recycling 2,662 1,316 58.5 Incineration 123 82 7.1 Use of waste 219 163 4.0 Land disposal 199 114 8.6 Site types and remaining capacity in cubic metres Hazardous merchant 16,602,000 Hazardous restricted 1,350,000 Non-hazardous with stable non-reactive hazardous waste (SNRWH) cell 93,161,000 Non-hazardous 276,371,000 Non-hazardous restricted 38,336,000 Inert 114,161,000 Total 539,981,000 It was estimated that over 8 years...

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