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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:56 PM

Agency calls for fireworks disposal guidelines

Source: washington post

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is calling on five government organizations to strengthen federal guidelines and safety standards for disposing of fireworks, an area where no such provisions exist.

The board plans to announce its recommendations Thursday with its report on a 2011 accident that killed five employees of a company contracted to dispose of illegal pyrotechnics in Hawaii.

The board said federal procurement guidelines should require the government to consider a company’s safety record and expertise before awarding contracts to deal with explosive materials.

No such criteria was in place when Donaldson Enterprises won a subcontract to dispose of Chinese fireworks seized in Hawaii by U.S. Customs officials. The company, which specialized in handling unexploded munitions, had no experience with fireworks.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/agency-calls-for-fireworks-disposal-guidelines/2013/01/16/2897ed3c-6009-11e2-b05a-605528f6b712_story.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:58 PM

1. Tell me, what does OSHA do? What does the EPA do? nt

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:06 PM

2. Ordinance disposal US Army would be a start....

or the ATF if they ever get a director.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:42 AM

3. Aren't Fireworks Usually Disposed Of…

…by shooting them off?

Probably safer and far more entertaining to do that than to take them apart like that.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:20 PM

4. noise and colors, yay for freedumb

 

In my town we shoot the fireworks over the lake. Being a tourist town we try to blow off $80-90,000 worth. All the heavy metals and radioactive metals; barium, strontium, cadmium, that make the pretty colors land in the lake. Then we swim in the lake and catch and eat the trout from the lake.
yum yum yummy!
Meanwhile; corps are people, the banks robbed us, wall street and gov want to steal SS, war never ends, election rigging attempts, totally dependent on muslims for our oil, yay for in deep end ance day?

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