National Laboratorys Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager.
You have just been hired as National Laboratorys Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager. You were pleased to see that the previous manager had disposed of nearly all of the wastes stored in the hazardous waste facility but noticed that there was an adjacent shed with a sign that read Do Not Enter Authorized Personnel Only. You also noticed that the door was cracked open and upon shining a light inside, you saw:
- A cardboard box labeled Asbestos (friable) Insulation
- A large wooden box labeled Portable Gauge, Cesium-137
- A 55-gallon drum labeled Paint Chips Pb”
As you moved away from the door, you saw two large containers on the grass on the side of the shed:
- A 55-gallon drum labeled PCB Transformers (with obvious corrosion and oily liquid saturating the ground adjacent to the drum).
- An old 20-gallon plastic container marked Pesticides – ???? unknown (with obvious spillage on the ground).
A day after taking photos of these five items and emailing them to your boss, you get a voicemail from your boss asking you to meet her and the lab director the following week to present a plan to identify and dispose of these items and any contaminated soil adjacent to the shed.