Wanna hear several facts about me? I am an environment protector working for the sake of nature. I organise environmental examinations, like the one named DOEINS163842 that took place on 11/13/2008. We were bounded to verify Sims at 9331 S Ewing ave. It was simply another one of the solid waste inspections type, permit/license facility (recycler) subcategory. Official summary of this verification was: "investigator kaehler conducted a routine inspection of the sims metal management's spi facility. upon arrival, i spoke and toured the site with debbie hays, rob and dan, plant manager.
this site receives junk autos, white goods, heavy cast iron, and small motors from commercial and public sources. water regulators have been installed in the shredder. the regulators improve the minimization of dust emissions, cut down on the shredder's water consumption which will eliminate the soaking of asr that eventually ponds on the site. this will all be done automatically instead of manually. the improvements to the mill will allow the site to process 100 tons a day up from 50 tons daily. the site utilizes a water truck to suppress any dust emissions from the roadways.
i checked the sites logs for explosions and regulated and prohibited materials. inspection of the required records of regulated and prohibited materials shows that all incoming loads of scrap are photographed at the scale, logged with an invoice ticket that has the required information logged on the invoice.
1. white goods, sheet iron, rebar, box trailers and junk autos are stored adjacent to the shredder for processing. stock piles have decreased since my last inspection. rob stated the has been cleaning and reorganizing the yard. the grade maintenance plan is being revised ( see photos 1 & 3 ).
2. heavy scrap is stored along the southwestern area of the site. heavy scrap consist of steel i-beams, bus & truck frames. the car striping line is completed and in operation. workers have poured a concrete slab with containment and sumps. currently, they are storing cta motors inside the containment. the cta is scheduled to pick up the motors. a 250 gallon mobile ast is being used to store the fuel drained from the autos. the area west of the car striping line has been paved & will be used for storage of autos to be processed through the striping line. i requested they keep an 8 foot distance away from the public way ( see photo 2 ).
3. currently, there is an approx. 100 cubic yards of asr stored on site. asr is being transferred to the railyard by truck ( see photo 4 ).
4. the are several areas of pooling storm water from the recent rain storm. debbie stated this issue is being addressed in the grade maintenance plan. the seawall is still in the process of being done( see photo 5 )."..