in detail. The committee concerned itself primarily with the waste materials that have been or could have been in contact with agent during the life of the facility. Material not in those categories is discussed in an earlier report on secondary waste (NRC, 2008). Waste of a general industrial or commercial nature can be managed as such waste materials are routinely handled. Therefore, the committee considered that it could not contribute additional advice regarding their management.

Throughout the report, findings and recommendations follow the relevant discussion.


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