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07/26/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/26

In this week's Roundup, a produce distributor agrees to pay almost $240K to resolve alleged EPCRA violations. Plus, a 2019 EPA inspection reveals alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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07/26/2021

I Got a New Job. Should I Repeat My Hazmat Training?

As the US economy recovers from the pandemic, many professionals are starting new jobs with new employers. Which raises an important question–Do you need to re-take hazmat training when you switch employers?

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07/24/2021

10 Hurt in Ice Cream Facility Hazmat Unloading Explosion

Ten employees in Kentucky are recovering from injuries sustained in a liquid nitrogen accident that occurred during unloading on July 21. 

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07/23/2021

Quick Quiz: Can You Score Olympic Trivia Gold?

In honor of the Tokyo Olympics underway right now, we've compiled Olympic-sized trivia that only the most savvy hazmat and haz waste pros would know. Are you up for the challenge?

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07/21/2021

Do I Need a RCRA Permit to Neutralize a Waste?

An Environmental Manager asks: Can I neutralize a hazardous waste before it’s shipped it off site to lower my transportation and disposal costs?  

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07/20/2021

Oregon Proposes Hazardous Waste Regulation Overhaul

Oregon DEQ has proposed to adopt major changes to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations in EPA's Generator Improvements Rule, as well as other new requirements added to the Federal RCRA program in recent years.

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07/19/2021

(VIDEO) Why Do Lithium Batteries Burn?

After three pallets of lithium-ion powered cell phones caught fire at Hong Kong International Airport, responders spent 40 minutes extinguishing the fire. You may have seen the viral video of the incident.  

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07/16/2021

Maine Becomes First State to Enact Broad PFAS Ban

On July 2, Maine passed a sweeping ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in all products by 2030. The ban would affect a wide range of consumer products from cosmetics, dental floss, and cookware, to guitar strings, fire foams, and food packaging.

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07/16/2021

IATA Names New Global Head of Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appointed Canadian national Brendan Sullivan as Global Head of Cargo this week.

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07/15/2021

New at Lion.com: 24 Hour HAZWOPER for Hazmat Technicians

Lion's new 24-Hour HAZWOPER online course provides 24 hours of classroom competency training required by OSHA for hazardous materials technicians in 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii). 

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