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Hazardous waste: the day of reckoning

By Greg PitcherThe UK plunges into the unknown today with the Government admitting: we dont have a clue how bad the hazardous waste crisis will be.The ban on co-disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste came into force at midnight, slashing the number of sites taking listed refuse from 240 to 12.Producers of such waste have insisted they will have to down tools, while disposal firms are hiking up costs and warning of a fly-tipping epidemic.