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Disposal Operations in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes
This figure shows the total amounts of hazardous waste disposed of through 16 different methods in 1997 by parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. It shows the amounts based on export data and based on import data. List of D-codes (disposal methods) from the full report: 'D1, D2 and D4 (landfill, land treatment); D3 and D12 (underground storage); D5 (specially engineered landfills); D8 (biological treatment); D9 (physico-chemical treatment);
D10 (incineration); D13, D14 and D15 (blending, repackaging, interim storage)'. Other codes: D6: Release into a water body except seas/oceans; D7: Release into seas/oceans including seabed insertion; D11 Incineration at sea (from the Guide to the Basel Convention Control System for Hazardous Wastes at http://www.basel.int/pub/instruct.html#appendix2).