Information About Oklahoma
Oklahoma is a US state located in the South Central region of the United States. Oklahoma is the 28th most populous of the 50 United States. The name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, which means “red people.” Oklahoma is also known informally by its nickname, “The Sooner State” which is in reference to the non Native settlers who staked their claims on the choicest pieces of land before the official opening date and the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889.
Oklahoma relies on an economic base of telecommunications, biotechnology, aviation and energy. It had on of the fastest growing economies in the United States in 2007, which ranked among the top states in per capita income growth and gross domestic product growth. Tulsa and Oklahoma City serve as the primary economic anchors. Nearly two thirds of residents of Oklahoma live within the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
The most populous city in Oklahoma is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is the twenty-seventh largest city in the United States. Tulsa is the second most populous city in the state. Oklahoma is nicknamed the “Sooner State” referencing the European-American settlers who preemptively claimed the land as their own. The state flag of Oklahoma contains an olive branch, representing the European-Americans, and an Osage Nation buffalo shield with seven eagle feathers.
Oklahoma, rich in natural resources and reliant on an array of technological industries for economics, has a mixed history in the present day. Oklahoma has been affected by extreme weather and manmade disasters alike in modern times. In April of 1995, Timothy McVeigh carried out the Oklahoma City Bombing at a Federal building causing extensive casualties. Oklahoma is currently home to an abundance of Fortune-ranked top companies.
Oklahoma has small mountain ranges, mesas, prairie and eastern forests. Most of Oklahoma is in the Great Plains the US interior Highlands, and Cross timbers which is a region that is prone to mainly severe weather. Oklahoma has English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, Native American, and German ancestry, and more than 25 Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma, which is third of the 50 United States after California and Alaska.
Types of OK Hazardous Waste
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- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents
- Pathological waste
- Sharps that have been used in human or animal patient care or in medical, research, or industrial laboratories
- Contaminated animal carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were exposed to infectious agents during research
- Any discarded preparations made from genetically altered living organisms and their products
- Waste human blood and products of blood
- Wastes from human or animal patient care, surgery or autopsy that were in contact with infectious agents
- Laboratory wastes from medical, pathological, pharmaceutical, or other research
- Dialysis wastes that were in contact with the blood of patients undergoing hemodialysis
- Discarded medical equipment and parts that were in contact with infectious agents
- Biological waste and discarded materials contaminated with blood, excretion
- Such other waste material that results from the administration of medical care to a patient whether human or animal by a health care provider and is found by the director in consultation with the division of public health services or state veterinarian to pose a threat to human health or the environment due to its infectious nature.