Hazardous Waste Management and Challenges in Nigeria
World Journal of Public Health
Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016, Pages: 1-5
Received: Sep. 27, 2016; Accepted: Oct. 8, 2016; Published: Oct. 31, 2016
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Edward-Ekpu Douglas Uwagbale, Department of Chemistry, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
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Nigeria is a heavily polluted country. The problems and challenges of hazardous waste management in Nigeria is enormous. There are enough laws and policies on hazardous waste in Nigeria. There are institutions charged with implementation, execution and enforcing legislations and regulations of hazardous waste in Nigeria. These institutions are not adequately empowered to implement and execute policies, or enforce environmental laws. The simple execution of policies on ground and the enforcement of existing laws in the country can improve the environmental situation in Nigeria if environmental institutions are strengthened financially and politically.
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Hazardous Waste, Waste Management, Oil Spillage, Gas flaring, Ogoniland, Nigeria
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Edward-Ekpu Douglas Uwagbale, Hazardous Waste Management and Challenges in Nigeria, World Journal of Public Health. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.wjph.20160101.11
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