Asbestos calgary can be an extremely hazardous material to deal with. It poses tons of potential risks to you and your family’s health. This is why it’s often recommended to have asbestos taken care of by a specialist.
Many people tend to want to remove asbestos from their homes as soon as possible. But collecting such a large amount of asbestos can be a big problem on its own. The next step of the process of asbestos removal is figuring out where to dispose of it in a safe and controlled way. We’re going to look at how you can properly dispose of asbestos from your home.
Preparing for Asbestos Disposal
Before you can think of disposing of asbestos, you have to be able to take the necessary precautions. This includes things like wearing the right protective gear for yourself. Make sure you have a face mask at minimum to prevent inhaling any of the fibers. Additionally, you can also choose to put on gloves and safety goggles if you want to be careful.
Make sure that the asbestos that has been removed from your home has been properly collected. You want to scoop it all up in a bag that isn’t prone to getting cut open or doesn’t have any holes in it. When loading the bag in your mode of transportation, make sure that you do not drop or throw the bag.
Where to Dispose Asbestos
Generally, disposing of asbestos means dropping it off in designated zones. There are special asbestos disposal sites and landfills designed specifically for this purpose. These are the only places where you can safely dispose of the asbestos you have collected from your home.
To dispose of your asbestos, you need to find the local asbestos disposal sites for your area. This can be done by going to your state’s pollution control or environmental management site. There you can usually find the right information or get in touch with someone that can guide you to where you can find the disposal sites. Make sure that your asbestos waste is properly sealed in the approved plastic bags when you bring it to the dump.
Just days after Fiat rival Volkswagen pleaded guilty to criminal charges associated with rampant cheating involving vehicle emission tests, The United States government is now accusing car company Fiat Chrysler of deliberately failing to reveal software in a number of the company’s pickup trucks and SUVs with diesel engines that lets them emit more pollution than allowed by the “Clean Air Act“.
Notice of Violation
The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) announced on Thursday that it had delivered a “notice of violation” to Fiat Chrysler that covers around 104,000 vehicles including models of the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee from 2014 to 2016 and also Ram Pickups. All sold with 3litre diesel engines.
While Fiat Chrysler hastily issued a statement denying any wrongdoing, The Environmental Protection Agency said that it will go on with its investigations to ascertain the “nature and impact” of all the eight software functions it identified during testing.
Regulators were not as yet vehemently defining the software as “defeat devices” which are in most cases intended to cheat government emissions tests. However, they said that multiple discussions with Fiat Chrysler during the last year did not produce any satisfying explanation as to why the company had not disclosed the software, which the regulators insist had caused the cars to give off less pollution during testing than during ordinary driving.
Liable for Penalties
Officials said that Fiat Chrysler could be liable for civil penalties if found guilty of violating the “Clean Air Act”. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is examining whether the emission control devices found in the above-mentioned cars are “defeat devices” which are outlawed because they switch off pollution controls.
Assistant Administrator for enforcement and compliance of the EPA Cynthia Giles said that this was a clear and serious infringement against the “Clean Air Act” and that when companies violate the law, Americans bank on the organization to come in and enforce.
Fiat Waits for the New President
Fiat Chrysler said that it was dissatisfied with the Agency’s actions and that it was looking forward to working with the Trump administration to have its case carefully looked at. The company said it spent months providing information to the Agency to expound on its emissions technology and even proposed a couple of actions like changes to the software to address the EPA’s concerns but to no avail. The company insisted that its emission control systems meet the suitable requirements.
Fiat Chrysler’s shares on the stock market fell more than 16 percent after the news was announced by the EPA on Thursday 12th January 2017.Whether Fiat Chrysler will be stamped with a similar $4.3 billion penalty like that given to Volkswagen remains to be seen, but what we can be sure of is that the folks over at the EPA have stepped up their game in a bid to make the air we breathe a lot cleaner.