non·​haz·​ard·​ous | \ ˌnän-ˈha-zər-dəs How to pronounce nonhazardous (audio) \

Definition of nonhazardous

: not hazardous nonhazardous waste a nonhazardous area

Examples of nonhazardous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It has not been proven that Jacobs — or even coal ash — is to blame for any illnesses, and the EPA classifies coal ash as nonhazardous. CBS News, 30 May 2022 Meanwhile, one of the new audits faulted the DEQ for allowing drill cuttings and other wastes associated with energy exploration and production to be dumped in landfills permitted only for nonhazardous waste. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Aug. 2020 The smoke was quickly determined to be nonhazardous, Maggiolo said. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2019 The company recycles all its plastic bags and hangers, dry-cleans its clothing with a nonhazardous chemical, and has patented its own eco-friendly garment bag. Erin Quinn-kong, Woman's Day, 14 Feb. 2019 Keller Canyon is run by Republic Services, a Fortune 500 company and the country’s second-largest hauler of nonhazardous waste. Kimberly Veklerov,, 22 June 2018 She was briefly hospitalized as a precaution, but the substance turned out to be nonhazardous. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, 5 June 2018 Savage has announced acquisitions of other companies in recent years, including a hazardous and nonhazardous waste removal company and a company that removes waste coal. Mark Davis, kansascity, 15 May 2018 She was briefly hospitalized as a precaution, but the substance turned out to be nonhazardous. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, 10 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of nonhazardous

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonhazardous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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