Hazardous Waste Storage Articles

  • What Makes Dumpsters so Dangerous?

    It’s easy to think of dumpsters as safe, since they are basically large inanimate objects. However, these massive metal structures tend the be the starting point for many workplace injuries. Loading, cleaning, and relocating a dumpster can be very hazardous to both employees and tenants. Manage the injury risk at your workplace by taking a fresh look at the dangers surrounding ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Making the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Work For You

    A brief summary of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (40 CFR Parts 260 through 265, 268, 270, 273, and 279) The public comment period on the proposed revisions to the hazardous ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Are mining waste disasters inevitable?

    On 5 November 2015 the dam of an iron ore tailings management facility in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, suffered a catastrophic failure and flooded the area. The immediate consequences were dire: the accident killed at least 11 people, injured over a dozen more and left more than 500 people homeless. However, this is just the start: the environmental impact of the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, with ...

  • How to avoid another Tianjin disaster?

    The massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, on 12 August, which have reportedly killed 139 people, with 34 persons still missing, over 700 injured, 6,000 displaced and the homes of another 17,000 damaged, are a deeply tragic reminder of the permanent need to reinforce safety at industrial sites containing hazardous materials.   This accident involved chemicals that can ...

  • Hazardous waste and not, Baioni-Dicatech system

    The identification, characterization and restoration of contaminated areas now represent a big environmental issue, both at European and national level. In the major industrialized countries the issue of contaminated land has come out in all its gravity in the late seventies when, against a widespread awakening of environmental consciousness, important pollutions events emerged. Consequently, in ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Eco-toxicity of oily wastes containing TENORM

    Oily wastes are considered as one of the most hazardous waste types. Additionally to petroleum components, they can contain radioactive elements. This study aimed to estimate the toxicity of four raw and two treated waste samples obtained from petroleum production yard. Eight elutriate bioassays using plants ( Raphanus sativus and algae Scenedesmus quadricauda ), crustacean ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Used Oil vs. Waste Oil – What’s the difference?

    Nice overview of differences between waste oil and used oil. I had thought most of us had a clear understanding of the difference between these two types of oil waste streams but during a recent ISO audit I encountered a site who labeled all of their used oil as “waste oil”. While these terms sound interchangeable there can be differences in how they are managed. ...

  • Site remediation using soil mixing techniques of a hazardous waste site: a case history

    Introduction At 2,400 beds, the $112.5 million Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, PA, will be one of the nation's largest county jails. The disused downtown site chosen by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh sits alongside the Monongahela River, adjacent to Liberty Bridge, on what was previously the old CSX Railroad facility. The southern edge of the site is bound by ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Suez SITA - The purchase of a RQ Box measurement network motivated by a fast ROI case study

    The site Non-hazardous waste storage center Located at Villeneuve sur Verberie, France 200.000 tons of waste processed each year Odor control misting system, 1 kilometer long Challenges To recognize and quantify the odors emitted by the rehabilitated area and the fresh waste area To validate the ...


    By Alpha MOS Environment

  • Veolia Proprete - The landfill site at Villeneuve Loubet selects the RQ Box solution for continuous odor monitoring case study

    The site Non-hazardous waste storage center, located at Villeneuve Loubet, France 270.000 tons of waste processed each year Located in a rugged area, subject to high temperature differences Spray system to neutralize odors ISO 14001 certified Challenges To understand and anticipate emissive ...


    By Alpha MOS Environment

  • Green initiatives being good for the environment and for the business

    Recycling has basically been made a required activity by the government, especially for businesses, as the environmental hazards are reacting to all the human abuse over the past few centuries in more ways than one. It might appear to be a tedious activity, but a lot of restaurants that have adopted recycling claim to have reduced their operational costs in waste disposal. Waste in ...

  • 2013-05 AHK business news - Revolutionising hazardous waste management

    New interview with econs CEO about doing business down under by the German-Australian Chamber The German- Australian Chamber of Commerce released a new run of their quarterly "German-Australian Business News", where they keep their members and business partners informed about company news, chamber events and activities, trade fairs or job opportunities down under.   The current 2nd edition ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • 11 Things to assess before buying an Industrial Trash Compactor

    For business owners to have an efficient and cost effective business, it is necessary to have a proper trash management system in place. Industrial trash compactors make the waste management process trouble-free and environment friendly. Compactors significantly shrink the size of the waste, which in turn helps reduce pressure on dumpsters, landfills, and most importantly, on the Mother Earth. ...

  • Proposal for a “harmonized” strategy for the assessment of the HP 14 property

    In Europe, the decision whether waste is hazardous or not is based on 15 properties, among them the HP 14 property (“ecotoxic”: waste which presents or may present immediate or delayed risks for one or more sectors of the environment). This document describes a strategy for assessing the HP 14 property, based on a combination of two approaches: the summation of classified compounds in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Carillion M40 Project case study

    Client: Carillion M40 Project Location: 3 x sites along M40 motorway - High Wycombe, Thame and Banbury Date: Ongoing Sector: General About the Project: Carillion operate the management of the entire M40 motorway system in respect of traffic management, waste management, litter pick and other specialist ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Release behaviour of chromium from ferrochrome slag

    Huge amount of ferrochrome slag, a solid waste is being generated from submerged electric arc furnace during manufacturing of ferrochrome alloy. The waste slag contains about 6–12% chromium as chromium oxide and it has the potentiality of releasing hazardous chromium compounds. Although chromium exists in the slag as highly immobile Cr (III) state, there is possibility of chromium release under ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental assessment of some non–biodegradable solid wastes along Vasai Creek of Mumbai

    The pollution problem due to non–biodegradable solid waste (NBDSW) along the Vasai Creek of Mumbai is one of the major issues which have remained totally neglected over past many years. The results of the present investigation indicates that plastics carry bags, milk/oil bags, plastic bottles, footwear and automobile tyres/tubes are some of the prominent NBDSW materials responsible for solid ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pharmaceutical company cuts costs with baler - Case Study

    Wyeth is a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and health care products. The company operates in more than 100 countries and employs 47,500 people. Wyeth’s manufacturing facility in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, employs 1,200 people and produces a variety of solid dose pharmaceutical products. In December 2008, Wyeth installed an Atex baler (X50), purchased through Bramidan’s ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Transfer stations the revitalization of a transfer station complex

    Lancaster county solid waste management authority (LCSWMA) manages the municipal solid waste from Lancaster County, PA homes and businesses, serving approximately 520,000 residents. Once private haulers deliver the waste to LCSWMA, the organization employs a multi-step approach to trash disposal and processing, called an Integrated System. This system saves significant landfill capacity and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Computer waste management: a review on Indian initiatives

    Increased consumption of electronic products has led to rise in volume of e-waste generated. Computer hardware waste is an important component in terms of its volume and hazardous materials contained, causing environmental risk and health hazards. This is posing a serious challenge in India as the country lacks environmentally safe disposal and recycling processes. This paper critically presents ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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