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Control Technology Assessment Of Hazardous Waste Disposal Operations In Chemicals Manufacturing, Walk-Through Survey Report, Olin Chemicals Group, Charleston, Tennessee, Report No. CT-103-20a.

Authors
Crandall-MS
Source
NIOSH 1983 Aug:11 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134992
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted to assess control technology for hazardous wastes disposal operations at Olin Chemicals Group (SIC- 2800, SIC-2812, SIC-2819), Charleston, Tennessee in May 1982. Hazardous wastes generated at the facility included brine sludge, thick mercury (7439954) (Hg) butter, and calcium-hypochlorite (7778543). An estimated 8500 tons of waste were disposed of annually. The Hg waste underwent a retorting process that recycled the Hg. The final detoxified waste was land filled. Brine sludge and calcium-hypochlorite were also land filled. No controls beyond those normally used at such sites were found at the landfills. Periodic monitoring of Hg vapor concentrations was conducted by the company. Medical monitoring of urine for Hg exposure was conducted. Specific limits were set for urinary Hg concentrations. When these limits were exceeded the workers were removed from exposure. Personal protective equipment consisted of hard hats, safety glasses, and respirators specially designed for Hg exposure. The author concludes that the hazardous waste disposal and treatment operations at the facility are well controlled.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Engineering; Industrial-wastes; Waste-disposal-systems; Industrial-hygiene; Exhaust-gases; Mercury-vapors; CT-103-20a; Region-4;
CAS No.
7439-95-4; 7778-54-3;
Publication Date
19830801
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-241637
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
CT-103-20a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
2800; 2812; 2819;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-103-20a, 11 pages
State
TN; OH;
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