Calif. Waste Board funds levee project GRIDLEY, Calif.—The California Integrated Waste Management Board has unveiled a $380,000 experimental project using rubber from 45,000 scrap tires to help shore up California's aging levees.
A 20-foot deep, reinforcing wall, partially made up of 450 tons of 2-inch tire chips, is being added to a levee of an irrigation canal alongside the Feather River near Gridley.
California State University in Chico is managing the project, which consists of trenching a 1,400-foot section of levee.
Booklet highlets Goodyear program
AKRON—Goodyear's scrap tire management efforts are featured as one of the manufacturing success stories in a booklet titled "Today's Business: Merging Business and Environmental Goals."
The 42-page booklet is published by The Manufacturing Institute, a Washington-based organization dedicated to building support for manufacturing firms.
"The Goodyear story describes the scrap tire challenge and the company's efforts to responsibly manage all its scrap tires," said Dave Chapman, Goodyear's manager of environmental services.
Copies of the booklet are available for $5 each from The Manufacturing Institute. Requests may be faxed to (202) 637-3402.
STMC posts TDF proposal on Web
WASHINGTON (July 16, 1999)—The Scrap Tire Management Council has posted the first draft of "Guidelines for the Use of Scrap Tires as Tire-Derived Fuel" on the Internet at www.rma.org/tiresn.html.
These proposed specifications will be submitted to the American Society of Testing and Materials' D34.03 Committee-Thermal Treatment, to help define terms, combustion characteristics, sampling and testing protocols for tire-derived fuel.
"In the last few years, demand for a more refined tire-fuel chip has increased," said STMC Executive Director Michael Blumenthal. "While there is a considerable amount of information about TDF, there are no documented standards for size distribution, sampling or testing. We are confident that the information included in these guidelines will help increase the market for this material."
The STMC is seeking organizations and individuals to join a task force to help create specifications for the guidelines.