Q.How does the industry prevent, mitigate and control their impact on our community/environment?
A. When it is determined that the environment or local communities may be affected by industrial activities, it is necessary to address potential impacts through the application of appropriate prevention, mitigation control and management measures. Different technologies and approaches can be used depending on the local circumstances. but there is no one "right technology or practice" that can apply to all situations. Specific measures can be applied to prevent or limit impacts within the response and remediation capabilities to the environment. For example, the petrochemical industry works in partnership with government agencies to prevent spills and maximize emergency preparedness and response.
Examples of specific measures include the following: metrics to measure performance, product stewardship; haz-com (hazard communication) training; management of waste streams; methods to keep up with regulations and laws; feedback from interested parties, the community, DPCAC, and Deer Park Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC); employee training; sustainability efforts; “meet and exceed” goals. (#4 – August 2016 – Valvoline)Read more Questions and Answers about Deer Park industry.
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