October 14, 2016

New Guidance On Managing Waste From Accidents

Last month, EPA released two guidance documents discussing the RCRA management of residues resulting from airplane crashes. [RO 14881, 14882] Although the majority of you have never (and hopefully will never) be involved in a major catastrophe like that, there are a few nuggets of information in these documents that can apply to everyday waste generation from accidents (e.g., roadside accidents and spills):

 


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