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Use these 10 tips to tune up your RCRA compliance

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December 1, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) actions as part of a $533,570 hospital settlement should give all safety committees a reason to review hazardous waste concerns.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Eastern Kansas Health Care System settled with the EPA over violations to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) allegedly found at Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Medical Center in Leavenworth, KS, and Colmery O’Neil Veterans Medical Center in Topeka, KS.
The EPA inspection was not triggered by a complaint or accident. Instead, the regional EPA office had identified hospitals as potentially vulnerable to RCRA violations, and devoted resources to inspecting facilities randomly.
Use these 10 tips to stay ahead of RCRA problems:

The Environmental Protection Agency’s actions as part of a $533,570 hospital settlement should give all safety committees a reason to review hazardous waste concerns.



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