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[greenyes] SWANA hurricane debris report

SWANA hurricane debris report online

A report that outlines methods and technologies for management and
removal of waste created by hurricanes has been posted at
This report was compiled by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation based
on a request from Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that
asked for recommendations on the management of various solid waste
streams generated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

"Many SWANA members have dealt with the solid wastes generated in
natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. I think
this compilation of the most effective techniques that can be used will
be of great help to those in the areas damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita,"* said John Skinner, Ph.D., SWANA Executive Director and CEO.

The SWANA report includes information covering the following waste

HHW (Household Hazardous Waste)
School laboratory materials
Automobile-related wastes (tires, fluids, mercury switches, lead acid
batteries, contaminated gasoline)
Propane tanks
White Goods
Electronic wastes

SWANA will continue to work with agencies to provide input to waste
management strategies that can be implemented quickly and efficiently.

The report can be downloaded by accessing the SWANA homepage and following the link below "SWANA News" on the
right-hand side of the page. The report is entitled "Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Debris Management: Lessons Learned from State and Local
Governments" and is downloadable from the linked page.

For more information, contact:

Evan Von Leer, Marketing Communications Coordinator

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