Drum handling practices at hazardous waste sites

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, OH .

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  • Hazardous waste sites -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • Drums (Containers) -- Safety measures

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StatementK. Wagner ... [et al.]
ContributionsWagner, K., Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory
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Pagination3 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL14891094M

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