Environmental Controls

Cautionary procedures must be considered regarding air, water and hazardous waste in order to protect the saftey of the workers and the environment. Air quality, stormwater management and hazardous waste were considered for this project.

Air Quality

Air monitoring equipment from left to right: GEM2000, MiniRAE3000 , and DOCSII System. (Sources: enviroequipment, omniinstruments and visual technology)

Dust control, dust monitoring and air monitoring will be considred for this project. For dust control, 3 water trucks will be on-site at all times spraying 3,000 gallons of reclaimed water every 25 minutes. The equipment shown above (MiniRAE3000 & GEM2000) will be used to monitor the air for the three primary gases found at landfills. The three primary gases are hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide and methane.

Stormwater Management

Adjacent to the MSW segregation area, a retention basin will be constructed to collect any stormwater runoff from the area. The MSW segregation area will have an impervious asphalt platform. A silt fence barrier will be built around the perimeter to prevent soil and debris from being washed away. The retention basin will have a polyethylene liner to prevent the contaminated water from entering the soil and groundwater.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste must be handled and managed properly. The following steps will be taken below if encountered.

1. Identification - Workers will recognize hazardous waste based off of color, smell, containers full of liquid

2. Testing - The four characteristic wastes will be tested for: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, toxicity

3. Storing - Hazardous waste may not be stored no more than 90 days on site

4. TSD Facilities - The waste will be transported to a treatment, storage or disposal (TSD) facility