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What are Hazardous Characteristic wastes?

Characteristic Wastes are those that do not fall under any of the listed wastes but that exhibit the following characteristics: Ignitability - wastes that can readily catch fire and maintain combustion Corrosivity - wastes that are acidic or alkaline (basic) Reactivity - wastes that readily explode or undergo violent reactions or react by releasing toxic gases or fumes Toxicity - wastes likely to leach dangerous concentrations of toxic chemicals into groundwater These wastes should always be disposed in an approved hazardous waste container.

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