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11/02/2021

VIDEO: Responders Roll to Hazmat Situation at Bowling Ball Factory

The City of Jennings, Missouri declared a State of Emergency on Thursday last week when a fire at an abandoned bowling ball factory created an “extremely complex and large-scale fire and hazmat situation” for local responders. A shelter-in-place order was issued for the city school district.

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09/21/2021

Are Ocean Carriers Refusing Hazmat Shipments?

Chemical distributors have expressed concerns about systemic reductions for transporting hazardous materials by vessel and the possibility that carriers are refusing to book chemical shipments.

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05/17/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/17

In this week's Roundup, a chemical production facility faces multiple RCRA violations after an alleged accidental release of hydrofruoric acid in 2019. Plus, a garbage truck manufacturer agrees to pay $50K for allegedly failing to train hazardous waste personnel among other violations.

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03/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/15

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer will upgrade its air pollution control equipment after allegedly violating its Title V permit. Plus, a chemical distributor is expected to pay nearly $130K for alleged missteps in its chemical management processes.

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01/25/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/25

In this week's Roundup, a major chemical manufacturer promises nearly $300 million in site improvements after alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a military base and a metal producer are ordered to pay $300K for alleged violations of RCRA.

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07/27/2020

How Do We Define "Hazardous"? It Depends.

We explore how US DOT, EPA, and OSHA use the word hazardous to describe what they regulate, and why one definition just isn't enough.   

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06/08/2020

P or U? RCRA Waste Codes for Chemical Products

Assigning a P-list or U-list waste code to a discarded chemical product can be complicated and confusing. We walk through the process step by step, and clear up a major misconception. 

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03/10/2020

3 Waste Minimization Strategies for Chemical Products

Does the EPA require you to dispose of the product when it reaches its expiration date? No! Here are three strategies that may help prevent your commercial chemical products from adding to your RCRA compliance burden.

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11/08/2019

November Chill: Cold Chemicals Quiz

Ready for winter? Test your knowledge of how frigid temperatures impact chemicals and worker safety with this November Quick Quiz. 

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03/29/2019

3 Strategies to Minimize Hazardous Waste

By thinking critically about how you manage commerical chemical products (CCPs) at your site, you can optimize your ordering, use, and disposal practices to prevent these chemicals from entering RCRA’s jurisdiction in the first place.  

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