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Control Technology Assessment of Hazardous Waste Disposal Operations in Chemicals Manufacturing: Walk-Through Survey Report of Olin Chemicals Group, Charleston, Tennessee.


PB84241637

Publication Date 1983
Personal Author Crandall, M. S.
Page Count 13
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 spirators specially designed for Hg exposure. The author concludes that the hazardous waste disposal and treatment operations at the facility are well controlled.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Chemical industry
  • Hazardous materials
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Mercury(Metal)
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Earth fills
  • Sludge disposal
  • Air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 2800
  • SIC 2812
  • SIC 2819
  • CAS 7439-95-4
  • CAS 7778-54-3
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Engineering Control Technology Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198425
Control Technology Assessment of Hazardous Waste Disposal Operations in Chemicals Manufacturing: Walk-Through Survey Report of Olin Chemicals Group, Charleston, Tennessee.
Control Technology Assessment of Hazardous Waste Disposal Operations in Chemicals Manufacturing: Walk-Through Survey Report of Olin Chemicals Group, Charleston, Tennessee.
PB84241637

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Chemical industry
  • Hazardous materials
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Mercury(Metal)
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Earth fills
  • Sludge disposal
  • Air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 2800
  • SIC 2812
  • SIC 2819
  • CAS 7439-95-4
  • CAS 7778-54-3
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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