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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.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 103-16a, 1982 Aug; :1-11
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.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Engineering; Industrial-wastes; Field-Study; Waste-disposal-systems; Incinerators; Industrial-hygiene; Exhaust-gases; Region-4
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