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Contained-in determinations for contaminated soil and groundwater

If you are disposing of soil or groundwater contaminated with a listed dangerous waste, you must manage the entire volume as if it were dangerous waste until it no longer contains the dangerous waste or is de-listed.

Under the contained-in policy, we may determine that your contaminated soil or groundwater no longer contains a listed dangerous waste or is below risk-based levels.