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EPA Characteristic Wastes (D-List)

Characteristic wastes exhibit the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity.

Ignitability- having a flash point less than 140° F
Corrosivity- pH less than 2 or greater than 12.5
Reactivity- unstable, water or air reactive, generates toxic gases with mixed with water, cyanide or sulfide that generates toxic gases on contact with corrosive liquids, or explosive
Toxicity- wastes likely to leach concentrations of contaminants that may be harmful to human health or the environment.  These are listed specifically by EPA.

Click here for an EPA Characteristic Wastes (D-List) Quick Reference
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