A report that outlines methods and technologies for management and removal of waste created by hurricanes has been posted at www.SWANA.org This report was compiled by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation based on a request from Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that asked for recommendations on the management of various solid waste streams generated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
“Many SWANA members have dealt with the solid wastes generated in natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. I think this compilation of the most effective techniques that can be used will be of great help to those in the areas damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” said John Skinner, Ph.D., SWANA Executive Director and CEO.
The SWANA report includes information covering the following waste streams:
HHW (Household Hazardous Waste)
School laboratory materials
Automobile-related wastes (tires, fluids, mercury switches, lead acid batteries, contaminated gasoline)
SWANA will continue to work with agencies to provide input to waste management strategies that can be implemented quickly and efficiently.
The report can be downloaded by accessing the SWANA homepage www.SWANA.org and following the link below “SWANA News” on the right-hand side of the page. The report is entitled “Hurricane Katrina Disaster Debris Management: Lessons Learned from State and Local Governments” and is downloadable from the linked page.
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Evan Von Leer, Marketing Communications Coordinator