Discovery of Leaking M3 Bin

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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  BBWI/Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project, Idaho-BBWI

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Environmental Protection, Waste Management, Work Management/Planning, Material Handling/Storage

Less than adequate communications between supervisors resulted in operators not knowing they were moving a leaking contaminated waste container. Moving the container outside the storage area created the risk of a potential leak to the environment. Planning of waste container movements should include documenting special handling requirements and properly communicating them to the workers.

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