Tag Archives: Waste

RCRA Exclusion for Solvent Contaminated Wipes

In July of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a rule lessening the hazardous waste requirements for solvent contaminated wipes.  The rule will become effective on January 21, 2014 at the Federal level.  Solvent contaminated wipes, or shop towels, … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal and Best Management Practices (Part 1 of 2)

In recent years, trace pharmaceutical wastes have been detected in waterways and drinking water in many metropolitan cities throughout this country.   The risks posed by these pollutants are not entirely known.   Of foremost concern are the potential for human resistance … Continue reading

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Waste Reduction for Facilities Ops Employees

By Trish Carney The Department of Energy, in a 2003 survey of commercial building energy consumption, had this to say, “The health care industry has a critical role to play in climate change mitigation.  Energy usage is medical facilities is … Continue reading

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State Specific News – October 2007

Get bored looking through all those news updates from your state? We’ve done it for you! Below are what we felt were the significant regulatory updates for the past month. New Jersey: Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act rules: On September 4, … Continue reading

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Regulation Update – Hexavalent Chromium

Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI) is a toxic compound that can be found in a number of industrial activities including painting and surface coating, chromic acid electroplating, welding, steel and iron foundries, construction and many more. Its various forms can cause a … Continue reading

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Colleges & Universities Environmental Issues

When you think of a place with significant environmental issues, a university with its gorgeous tree-lined walkways is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, colleges and universities deal with numerous environmental issues similar to those in industry. … Continue reading

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