EPA Announces Review of 24 Hazardous Site Cleanups During 2015

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced earlier this week that it will review site clean ups  at 20 Superfund Sites as well as four federal facilities across the New England area during 2015. This is a part of the agency’s “Five Year Reviews” initiative.

The EPA conducts these evaluations every five years on previously-completed clean up and remediation work performed at these sites. These reviews are done to determine whether or not the implemented remedies at these sites are still protective of human health and the environment.

These reviews are also used to discover any deficiencies to the cleanup work that was previously done and recommended actions to take to help rectify them going forward. These Superfund Sites are identified as areas where various threats and contaminants to the environment may exist, such as wastewater, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), lead and asbestos.

If you would like to read the entire news release from the EPA, you can access it by clicking here. This link will provide links to all the Superfund Sites and federal facilities where the reviews will be conducted, as well as contact information for the EPA project managers at each site. Any community members or local officials are encouraged to contact the EPA officials regarding any concerns or questions about the site itself or the conclusions of the previous Five Year Review.

Spill 911 Hot Buys: Start the New Year with a Great Deal

The beginning of a new year is usually a great time to assess what products you are going to need to purchase or replace to ensure you have a productive and profitable year ahead. As the calendar turns to 2015, chances are if you look around your facility, you will find that there is something that you need. And that’s where Spill 911 could potentially help.

Spill 911 offers a number of different promotions and deals on a wide array of products throughout the year, but the one place you can always go to find the best deals year round is our “Hot Buys” section. Here you will find some of the products we carry on our website available at prices well below the normal list pricing that is offered.

Below are a list of items currently available to you as “Hot Buys”, and perhaps one of these items is something you will need going into the new year.

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Infographics: Hazmat Solutions – Awareness and Preparedness

HAZMAT SOLUTIONS. Awareness and Preparedness.

Check out Justrite products that can help in the event of a hazmat situation.

BE PROACTIVE, NOT REACTIVE

If you would like to view the OSHA guidelines for Decontamination, you can do so by clicking here. To view Spill 911’s line of Decon products, including the Justrite Manufacturing items you see pictured, click here. If you have any questions on any of these items or any of our other products, please contact our customer service department at 800-474-5911.

How to Use a Halex Halogen Neutralizer Spill Kit

Spill 911’s Halex Halogen Neutralizer Spill Kit, manufactured by Clift Industries, neutralizes bromine, chlorine, hydrogen peroxide and iodine. These elements are chemically transformed into safe, non-toxic and non-hazardous organic salts.

This kit has a variety of uses and applications, which include spraying and atomizing on horizontal, vertical and perforated surfaces and will eliminate test strips, disposal costs and safety issues. The kit will convert bromine into sodium bromine, chlorine into sodium chlorine, iodine to sodium iodine and hydrogen peroxide to water.

Below is a list of step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use the Halex Halogen Neutralizer Spill Kit:

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OSHA Launches Ebola Safety and Health Topics Page

In response to the recent Ebola scare in the United States, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) put together a Safety and Health Topics page on it’s website to provide the public with easy access to facts and information on the disease.

Currently, the Ebola virus does not pose a threat to most U.S. workers and, while contracting the disease is still unlikely, there are certain sectors with a greater risk, including the healthcare, mortuary/death care and airline servicing industries. It is also important to point out that there is no widespread outbreak of the virus within the United States and that the ongoing outbreak on a global scale continues to be limited to the West African region.

However, it is still important to be prepared in the event of coming into contact with the virus, and OSHA’s online facts page provides a great source of information as to how you can be prepared.

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