TRI Pollution Prevention Report for BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD and Lead

Facility ID: 24543WDFBRMASON

Facility Name and Address:

Parent Company: WR MEADOWS INC

Industry: Reconstituted Wood Product Manufacturing (321219)
Chemical: Lead

Production Related Waste Management for Selected Chemical

    Waste Management Comparison - 2020

Pollution Prevention Activities for Selected Chemical

Reporting Year Section 8.10: Newly Implemented Source Reduction Activity Section 8.10: Methods to Identify Activity Section 8.11: Optional Pollution Prevention Information*
2012 Source Reduction:: W51: Instituted recirculation within a process

Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T03: Materials balance audits
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T04: Participative team management
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T10: Vendor assistance
W51: Reduced amount of water discharged by 17% through the use of improved filtering and recirculation of process water.

*Classifications of Optional Pollution Prevention Information shown in brackets are provided by EPA.

TRI Pollution Prevention Glossary

The Waste Management Hierarchy

The waste management hierarchy established by the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) guides waste generators toward the best options for managing wastes. The preferred option is to prevent pollution at its source, but for waste that is generated, the preferred management methods are recycling, followed by burning for energy recovery, treatment and, as a last resort, disposing of the waste.
  • Source Reduction includes activities that eliminate or reduce the generation of chemical waste.
  • Recycling includes the recovery of a toxic chemical in waste for reuse.
  • Energy Recovery includes the combustion of toxic chemicals in waste to generate heat or electricity.
  • Treatment includes the destruction of a toxic chemical in waste.
  • Disposal or Other Releases includes toxic chemical quantities entering the environment.
The PPA requires facilities to provide the following details about each chemical they report to TRI:
Facilities may also provide optional Pollution Prevention Information describing their source reduction, recycling, or pollution control activities.