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TOXIC PLUME FROM HAZ WASTE FIRE RELEASED IN CUYAHOGA & URBAN AIR
Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 04/20/2006 - 22:23.
Please keep everyone injured in your hearts and prayers. Let us learn from our mistakes....and keep in mind it could have been worse. The river could have caught on fire.
Let the discussions begin.
Have you seen the pictures of violations of federal regulations regarding the duck tape patch jobs on fluid lines used for carrying hazardous waste in this facility? They are pictured in the article in the free times here http://www.freetimes.com/print.php?sid=2959&POSTNUKESID=86cad678
Does this duct tape job violate 40 CFR 112 (Federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Regulations) which provides a regulatory HAMMER for the federal, state, and local authorities regarding the applicability of industrial standards to process piping?
Does the American Petroleum Institute applicable industrial standard known as API 571 provide the basis for regulatory enforcement action under the federal SPCC regs via the documentation of noncompliant process piping runs, and was it ignored by inspectors?
Do the inspectors know the laws?
Are the inspectors familure with the attached document?
Who inspected the site, when, and will they be held accountable?
Assuming oil related compounds are present in the lines..WHY WAS THIS NOT ENFORCED? (after all the paper printed pictures of violations of federal law).