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4/25/2019The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently found dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals at an unlicensed solid-waste facility in Vernon, NJ. The staggering seven-story dirt pile that had allegedly been operating as an illegal dump site has recently come under increased scrutiny.
3/6/2019Thousands of waste deliveries over almost a decade have resulted in a 75-foot pile of dirt, plastic, rebar, concrete, piping, asphalt, and other debris in Vernon Township, NJ. Township residents allege that this dumping operation resulted in water contamination to neighboring wells.
5/24/2016In order to dispose of any RCRA hazardous waste, generators must assign the proper “waste codes.” RCRA wastes codes are alphanumeric indicators that provide specific information about how a waste should be treated to make it safe for disposal. Assigning waste codes is a complex—and absolutely crucial—part of managing hazardous waste...
9/4/2015On August 31, 2015, US EPA proposed new management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals at healthcare facilities.
Click the link above for an overview of the proposed regulations, including important definitions, basic requirements, and how “creditable” and “non-creditable” pharmaceutical hazardous wastes will be treated differently...
5/26/2015At manufacturing and industry sites, commercial chemical products (CCPs) like degreasers, cleaning products, solvents, acids, and more are often crucial to production. When these products are abandoned, though, property damage and harm to employees can result from leaks, spills, volatilization, fires, or explosions. Because of these dangers, abandoned CCPs are regulated as solid waste under US EPA rules...
2/22/2011Q. When I send my hazardous waste to the treatment facility for disposal, they charge me separately for each waste code I report. Since I know some of the treatment standards overlap, is there anyway to avoid the expense and hassle of double-treating my hazardous waste?
A. There are different reasons for recording and communicating waste codes (e.g. manifests, LDRs, etc.) It is likely that you are...
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