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Hazardous Waste Policies and Procedures Manual - 2003 Edition
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Appendix C - Characteristic Reactive Waste

DOO3 Waste Description
1. It is normally unstable and readily undergoes violent change without detonating.
2. It reacts violently with water.
3. It forms potentially explosive mixtures with water.
4. When mixed with water, it generates toxic gases, vapors, or fumes in a quantity sufficient to present a danger to human health or the environment.
5.  It is a cyanide or sulfide bearing waste which, when exposed to pH conditions between 2 and 12.5, can generate toxic gases, vapors, or fumes in a quantity sufficient to present a danger to human health or the environment.
6.  It is capable of detonation or explosive reaction if it is subjected to a strong initiating source or if heated under confinement.
7.  It is readily capable of detonation or explosive decomposition or reaction at standard temperature and pressure.
8.  It is a forbidden explosive as defined in 49 CFR 173.51, or a Class A explosive as defined in 49 CFR 173.53, or a Class B explosive as defined in 49 CFR 173.88.

 
 
 


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