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dc.contributor.authorKilby, Christopher E.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-25T02:21:02Z
dc.date.available2012-06-25T02:21:02Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4596
dc.description.abstractThe study undertakes an examination of the adequacy of management of hazardous wastes in New Zealand. Current practice is examined under four headings - legislation, regulation, practice and administrative structure Recommendations are made for a substantial revision of hazardous waste practice under all of the management headings outlined above. Current practice in OECD countries with more substantial hazardous waste problems than New Zealand, are used as a basis for comparative analysis of several aspects of waste management in New Zealand. Topics developed by comparative analysis include the technical requirements for effective management and legislative/administrative practice. People are an important aspect in management. Community awareness/participation is introduced together with the associated land-use planning implications that are involved in siting hazardous waste facilities. Finally, a discussion is introduced of both who should manage hazardous wastes and how wastes of this kind should be managed in New Zealand. The major conclusion of the study is that New Zealand is inexperienced in managing hazardous wastes. As a result, current management is inadequate in many respects. Legislation provides almost no basis for effective management because hazardous waste is not specified as a waste stream requiring special control. At the regulatory level no standards exist for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities nor for transport of hazardous waste. Current New Zealand practice of codisposal is regarded by several countries overseas as the least desirable of the alternative disposal options that exist. The New Zealand administrative structure for hazardous waste management lacks a single authority with central responsibility and distributes regulatory control throughout a large number of agencies without any co-ordination.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjecthazardous wasteen
dc.subjectenvironmental policyen
dc.subjecthazardous waste facilitiesen
dc.subjectregulatory controlen
dc.subjectclassificationen
dc.subjectbiological treatmenten
dc.subjectchemical treatmenten
dc.subjectincinerationen
dc.subjectlandfill disposalen
dc.subjectland use planningen
dc.subjectpublic participationen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectconflict resolutionen
dc.titleThe management of hazardous wastes : issues and implications for New Zealanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorAckley, Ken
lu.thesis.supervisorSharp, Basil
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc160507 Environment Policyen
dc.subject.anzsrc180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolutionen
dc.subject.anzsrc050204 Environmental Impact Assessmenten


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