Secondary Containment for Hazardous Waste
One waste-related change to note; all hazardous waste containers shall be stored in secondary containment (trays, tubs, totes) large enough to contain 10% of the total volume of the waste containers or 100% of the volume of the largest waste container, whichever is greater. Any questions pertaining to secondary containment use and compatibility can be directed to Jason DeWispeleare.
Failure To Correct Violations at Los Alamos National Laboratory Leads To Fire And Injured Worker
State inspectors found several serious issues that could cost the lab thousands of dollars in fines. Violations included:
Failure to label hazardous waste
Unsealed hazardous waste container
Failure to train workers properly on hazardous waste
These violations are among several ongoing serious issues that bring uncertainty to safety of the lab. You can read the full article detailing the fire and other serious issues here.
For questions on how to properly manage hazardous waste please contact Erin Hafner or call 631-7889.