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[greenyes] Louisiana DEQ wants "lessons learned" on disaster debris handling


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From: "John Rogers" <John.Rogers@no.address>
To: "Mailing list for HHW professionals." <hhw@no.address>,
<ard@no.address>, <compost@no.address>
Subject: [ARD List] Kartina "thinking out of the box"
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 09:06:01 -0600

> Louisiana is very interested in hearing from other state and local
> governments on their "lessons learned" from disaster debris handling.
> Our need is urgent as we have little time to waste.
>
> Specific subject areas included are:
> School laboratories
> Household hazardous materials
> Automobile salvage (tires, lubricating fluids, mercury switches, lead
> acid batteries, contaminated gasoline/diesel)
> Propane tanks
> White goods
> Freon recovery and mercury thermostats
Ewaste

> Looks like many communities in the New Orleans region will have to
> implement a building to building assessment and material removal
> before demolition. If anyone has experience with the issues
> surrounding abandoned vehicles and condemned buildings, please forward
> that too.
>
> We are attempting to develop a debris removal strategy that will
> maximize diversion as much as possible, considering the circumstances.
> Concrete will be used as rip rap or ground up, tires will be chipped
> and ground, wood waste will be ground where there is a grinder, etc.
>
> Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Best Regards,
> John Rogers
>
> Environmental Scientist
> Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
> john.rogers@no.address
> 225.219.3266
> 800.305.6621 (LA only)
> 225.219.3309 fax

Gary Liss
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<P><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Louisiana is very interested in hearing from other state and local governments on their &quot;lessons learned&quot; from disaster debris handling.&nbsp; </FONT><FONT COLOR="#000000" SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Our</FONT><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"> need is urgent as we have little time to waste.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Specific subject areas included are:</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">School laboratories</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Household hazardous materials</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Automobile salvage (tires, lubricating fluids, mercury switches, lead acid batteries, contaminated gasoline/diesel)</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Propane tanks</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">White goods</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Freon recovery and mercury thermostats</FONT>

<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000" SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Ewaste</FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Looks like many communities in the New Orleans region will have to implement a building to building assessment and material removal before demolition.&nbsp; If anyone has experience with the issues surrounding abandoned vehicles and condemned buildings, please forward that too. </FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">We are attempting to develop a debris removal strategy that will maximize diversion as much as possible, considering the circumstances.&nbsp; Concrete will be used as rip rap or ground up, tires will be chipped and ground, wood waste will be ground where there is a grinder, etc.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Any insight will be greatly appreciated.</FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Best Regards,</FONT>

<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">John Rogers</FONT>
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<P><FONT COLOR="#000000" SIZE=1 FACE="Arial">Environmental Scientist </FONT>

<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000" SIZE=1 FACE="Arial">Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality </FONT>

<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000" SIZE=1 FACE="Arial">john.rogers@no.address</FONT>

<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000" SIZE=1 FACE="Arial">225.219.3266 </FONT>

<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000" SIZE=1 FACE="Arial">800.305.6621 (LA only) </FONT>

<BR><FONT COLOR="#000000" SIZE=1 FACE="Arial">225.219.3309 fax</FONT>

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