Equipment

September 3, 2010

Hazardous Waste Contaminates Contents of Dumpster

Acknowledgement to Great American

An unknown party illegally placed a container of hazardous liquid waste into a dumpster at a small manufacturing facility. The container leaked and contaminated the contents of the load which in turn contaminated the waste on the tipping floor of the transfer station. Clean-up costs and legal fees exceeded $150,000.…

September 3, 2010

Solvent Waste Contaminates Lab

Acknowledgement to Great American

A drum of spent solvent waste located in a storage shed on the property of a laboratory was knocked over as employees were attempting to move several drums. Before the spill was contained, the solvent waste ran across the laboratory’s parking lot and on to the ground of an adjacent property. The Laboratory was responsible for the associated emergency clean-up costs.…

July 22, 2010

Oil Company Pays $1.7 Million for Spill Containment Violations

A large Alaska oil company has paid more than $1.7 million for spill containment violations. An October 2007 inspection revealed the company was operating storage tanks and truck-loading facilities without large enough secondary spill containment to prevent oil from seeping into the ground. The company has corrected most of the deficiencies, with the remainder to be addressed according to a schedule negotiated with the state.…