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08/02/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/2

In this week's Roundup, a beauty products maker in Illinois faces a civil penalty of $175K for alleged RCRA violations. Plus, a Nebraska construction company agrees to modify its pollution management processes to comply with its Clean Water Act permit.

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08/01/2021

Major RCRA Updates Coming to Texas in 2021–22

TCEQ has released projected milestone dates for a rulemaking that will adopt major updates made to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations between 2015 and 2018—including the landmark Generator Improvements Rule.    

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07/30/2021

Quick Quiz: The Lone Star State Challenge

Test your knowledge about two of the Lone Star State's biggest cities before Lion's RCRA and Texas Industrial Waste workshops return to Dallas and Houston in August.

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07/28/2021

Chemical Leak at Texas Plant Kills Two Workers

On July 27, 2021, a Texas chemical processing plant experienced an acidic leak that killed two contractors, injured dozens of employees, and sent several people to the hospital.

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07/27/2021

OSHA Cites 4 Employers After Liquid Nitrogen Release That Killed 6

OSHA cited the poultry plant, the transporter, the equipment manufacturer, and the cleaning company connected to a liquid nitrogen release that took six lives early this year for fifty-nine health and safety violations. 

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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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