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P2 for Junk Yards

Organization(s) Narragansett Bay Commission
Project Description The Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) applied for an EPA Pollution Prevention grant to work with junkyards and scrap metal facilities within Rhode Island. This project will focus on identifying sources of pollutants from junkyard operations and utilizing P2 and sound environmental management practices to eliminate or at least reduce environmental impacts from these facilities.

The NBC has more than 45 licensed automotive salvage yards within its servicing district, most of which are located within urban/residential areas of Providence, North Providence, and Pawtucket. As part of this project NBC's Pollution Prevention staff will conduct audits of these facilities to help identify P2 opportunities and educate facility operators on their regulatory obligations and source reduction techniques. Specific areas to be covered include wastewater and storm water management, solid waste recycling, identifying and collecting mercury containing devices from junk cars, tire management and disposal, and worker health and safety concerns. Work on this project is scheduled to begin in September/October 2003.

Project Contact
Name Jim McCaughey
Phone (401) 222-6680 x352
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmental Management Systems
Activity Keywords Funding and grants
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 13 No. 2, Summer 2003 [PDF]


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