Radioactive Waste Safety

May 2nd, 2019 Category: Hazardous Waste

Nuclear power generally creates a small amount of waste compared to other thermal electricity generation technologies, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less hazardous. The waste in nuclear power is radioactive, which means it needs to be handled and disposed of carefully and correctly by a company who specializes in radioactive waste disposal locally. But […]

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The Dangers of Mismanaged Silver

April 4th, 2019 Category: Hazardous Waste

When you think “silver,” you might think about your mother’s jewelry before you think about all the medical tools that contain silver. The EPA lists this heavy metal as hazardous waste because of its toxicity. There are many different electronics and other equipment industries use that contain silver, and the disposal of such equipment needs […]

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Dangerous Dental Waste and You

March 4th, 2019 Category: Hazardous Waste

In dentistry, there’s a lot of waste that needs to be dealt with. Things like biohazards, amalgam waste, and other hazardous wastes need to be disposed of properly. Today we’re going to look at what waste accumulates in a dentist’s office and how to handle it. The Environment Protection Act of 1990 To fully understand […]

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Record Destruction for a Medical Facility

February 1st, 2019 Category: Confidential Records Destruction

Does your medical facility have a room full of protected health information that you need disposed of? You should get rid of the information properly. According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996, medical records must be disposed of in a certain way to ensure that no one gets a hold […]

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Brownfields Vs. Superfunds

January 4th, 2019 Category: Hazardous Waste

When a site is contaminated with hazardous substances, it must be addressed for the health and safety of the environment and the people who live in it. There are two classifications for contaminated sites from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are “Superfund” and “Brownfield”. Today we will be taking a look at both types of […]

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Hazardous Waste Remediation and You

December 3rd, 2018 Category: Hazardous Waste

When hazardous waste seeps into your environment, serious issues can arise. Not only will the government crack down on your facility, there may also be health effects and other concerns. When sites are contaminated, they must be cleansed through a process known as remediation. Today we’re going to walk you through some of the finer […]

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What to Do During an Emergency Spill

November 1st, 2018 Category: Hazardous Waste

If you work with hazardous materials, you need to have a plan in place when circumstances take a dangerous turn. When a hazardous material spills, your employees need to know what to do and how to proceed with a response to minimize the amount of damage to life and property. Let’s take a look at […]

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Battery Recycling with Broadview

October 2nd, 2018 Category: Hazardous Waste

In your company right now, how many items use a battery? If we look at your town or city, how much does that number grow? Cell phones, cars, laptops, pacemakers, flashlights, and millions of other items are all powered by batteries. When those batteries need to be disposed of, throwing them into the garbage bin […]

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