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Control Technology Assessment Of Hazardous Waste Disposal Operations In Chemicals Manufacturing, Walk-Through Survey Report, Chemical Waste Management, Inc., Emelle, Alabama, Report No. CT-103-16a.

Authors
Anastas-M
Source
NIOSH 1982 Aug:11 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134905
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted to assess hazardous waste disposal operations at Chemical Waste Management, Incorporated (SIC- 4953), Emelle, Alabama in February 1982. Hazardous waste treatment and disposal operations included landfilling, fixation, solar evaporation, and incineration. The incinerator was a liquid injection unit used for combustible liquids containing up to 10 percent chlorine. Polychlorinated biphenyls and other chlorine containing wastes not treated on site were temporarily stored before shipment for at sea incineration. In-situ fixation was carried out on corrosive, acidic, and heavy metal containing liquids. Liquid wastes were removed and eventually pumped into a pit where they were mixed with cement kiln dust. Drum stored wastes intended for landfilling were transported by front end loaders to the site. Heavy equipment operators were protected from exposure to dust by environmental cabs. Air and medical monitoring were performed on landfill, laboratory, and maintenance shop workers. Hard hats, goggles, and safety shoes were required at the landfill. Respirators and other protective equipment and clothing were available. The author concludes that the company management is concerned about the health and safety of the employees. An in depth survey is recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Engineering; Industrial-wastes; Field-Study; Waste-disposal-systems; Incinerators; Industrial-hygiene; Exhaust-gases; CT-103-16a; Region-4;
Publication Date
19820801
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-243179
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
CT-103-16a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
4953;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-103-16a, 11 pages
State
AL; OH;
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