Environmental protection basic to tank cleaning
May 13, 2008 9:18 AM
Protecting the environment is a basic part of the tank cleaning industry and places a significant responsibility on the employees at the wash facilities to meet the demands. At the same time, the industry's successful efforts should be made known as part of its marketing strategy in an economic climate that emphasizes the importance of environmental stewardship.
Travis O'Banion of National Tank Services, Greg Winters of Philip Services Corp, and Ed Matlage of Miller Transporters Inc discussed environmental issues and residuals management at the National Tank Truck Carriers Tank Cleaning and Environmental Council Seminar March 31-April 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
The men agreed that one of the major problems tank wash employees face is identifying what products have been hauled in the tank they are about to clean. Another problem for the facilities is handling and disposal of residue left in the tank.
This discussion and others at the meeting will be featured in later issues of Tank Wash Monthly, in the June issue of Bulk Transporter, and on the magazine's Web site at bulktransporter.com.
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