Minimizing Hazardous Waste Streams at Power Plants

April 23, 2019

With much attention given to fossil fuel power plant wastes such as coal combustion residuals, air emissions, and wastewater discharges, lesser-known waste streams can be overlooked. Taking a cautious approach, many plant personnel will dispose of smaller waste streams as hazardous waste based on limited information about the waste streams or a lack of awareness regarding potential RCRA exemptions.

You can save significant money on disposal at most facilities by closely evaluating waste streams and either taking advantage of RCRA exemptions or making minor adjustments to operations that will change a given waste stream so that it no longer meets the definition of hazardous waste. Through case studies, Jim Oliveros of SCS will discuss several types of waste streams generated at power plants, including stack interstitial condensate, hydrolyzer blowdown, and gypsum production, and explain how to properly characterize these wastes to help you save money.

Jim will make his presentation at the USWAG Low Volume Waste Technical Symposium

Jim Oliveros of SCS

Jim Oliveros has over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field. His experience includes hazardous waste permitting, compliance, and corrective action. He is experienced in conducting assessment and remediation of contaminated properties; completing multimedia compliance audits; assisting with waste stream identification, characterization and management; and, federal and state regulatory consulting.



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