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Texas Eastman

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Process Control

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Oil

Substance: Barium

Location: Longview, Harrison County TX

No. of employees: 2700

Contact: Neil Quinn

Phone: (903) 237-5474



Description:

As a result of EPA's Toxicity Characteristic (TC) Rule, some of Texas Eastman Company's nonhazardous waste lubricating oil was to be reclassified as hazardous due to the barium concentration exceeding the TC limit of 100 ppm. In order to prevent the generation of hazardous waste lubricating oil, Texas Eastman Company contacted the supplier of this oil and arranged for an acceptable substitute oil which did not contain the barium.

P2 Application:

Raw material substitution was used to prevent the generation of a new hazardous waste.

Environmental Benefits:

This project prevented the generation of approximately 95,000 gallons per year of hazardous waste at Texas Eastman Company.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

While not quantified at this time, we believe there would be some cost savings due to not having to upgrade nonhazardous oil facilities to meet hazardous waste regulations.

Source: TCEQ



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