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When Do the Universal Waste Regulations Apply to Batteries?  Let’s all work together with AET ENVIRONMENTAL and the EPA 40 CFR 273.2 Batteries and the EPA Requirements https://lnkd.in/ewXdrqtw (a) Batteries covered under 40 CFR part 273. (1) The requirements of this part apply to persons managing batteries, as described in Sec. 273.9, except those listed […]

Used Household Batteries

Certain batteries should NOT go in household garbage or recycling bins. This page can inform you on how to manage these batteries safely. Waste batteries can always be recycled or taken to household hazardous waste collection points. To prevent fires from lithium-ion batteries, tape battery terminals and/or place batteries in separate plastic bags and never put […]

Storing Hazardous Waste

Q: How many days may a small quantity generator store its waste? A: 180 days Small quantity generators (SQG) can only keep their waste on-site for 180 days or 270 days if their treatment, storage, and disposal facility is more than 270 miles away.Large quantity generators (LQG) can only store their waste for 90 days without obtaining […]

Who’s in the picture?

Recently I ended up with my dad’s old camera that he purchased for a trip to Europe that he took us on in 1971. Inside the case, I found a roll of exposed Tri-X Pan TX135-20 black and white film, never obviously developed. I kind of assumed it was a stray roll from that trip […]

Converting brownfields into useful sites

Converting hazardous sites into flourishing properties comes with a long list of unknowns. On top of the potential risks, conversion can involve years of hard work, financial challenges and even legal constraints that hinder making the vision a reality. However, Mark Thimke and Bruce Keyes, attorneys at Milwaukee-based Foley & Lardner LLP who specialize in brownfield redevelopment, […]

Where Does All the De-Icing Salt Go?

Other than helping our vehicles to operate in wintry conditions or stopping us from falling on our backsides during a particularly icy day, not many of us give too much thought to the tonnes of de-icing salt used on our roads and pavements every year. Where does it go after use? Who cares. Well, a […]

Study: Chinese ships are the top ocean waste dumper

Chinese cargo ships are dumping nearly three-quarters of plastic bottle waste fouling the Atlantic Ocean, surpassing South American nations.  Researchers from Canada and South America have inventoried plastic waste that washes up on Inaccessible Island since the 1980s. Currently “75% of bottles are from Asia, with most from China. The recent manufacture dates indicate that few bottles […]

Enforcement trends: Wastewater shortcuts don’t pay!

Competing in the marketplace is tough. Paying bills and finding capital to repair or replace equipment pushes plenty of companies to the economic brink!  What you can’t afford to do is scrimp on environmental duties – that’s an invitation to mammoth fines and time behind bars. These two recent enforcement actions are proof positive: Can’t delay maintenance […]

Intern News

Ni Hao!    Richard Pan, Chemical Quality Control Engineer, Wanhua Chemical Group, Shandong, China–Earlier in the year, AET had our first international Intern!  Richard Pan was selected to participate in an 8-week program here in the US, to learn about US environmental laws and requirements through AET.  He worked with AET’s Technical Service Manager, Anne Nelson, […]