Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

EPA considers some leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them. Safe Management of HHW To avoid the…

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Hazardous Waste 101Check out this EGLE video to learn what is a hazardous waste under Michigan’s environmental regulations HHW HazardsCommon household products that are a HHW when discarded are shown below. To see if a material is a HHW, look for words such as ‘warning,’ ‘caution,’ ‘flammable,’ ‘toxic,’ ‘poison,’ ‘corrosive,’ ‘oxidizer,’ etc. on the labels.…

The Nuclear Waste Disposal Dilemma

In the nuclear energy debate, those who oppose its use often cite nuclear waste disposal as one of the biggest disadvantages. Indeed, the highly toxic byproducts of nuclear reactors can remain radioactive for tens of thousands of years. While countries around the world stumble, Finland has come up with a breakthrough solution: bury its nuclear…

Industrial wastewater: Eliminating pipe obstructions with superior cleaning nozzles

Although industrial processes vary broadly, in any plant dusts, grease, slag, metals, residues and cementitious particulates generated during manufacturing can make their way into the wastewater stream, accumulate and even harden in underground pipelines. As a result, plants conduct periodic maintenance to flush debris and sediment from pipes, including breaking up hardened obstructions, to prevent…