The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services wants to remind residents that snow and ice can damage outdoor heating oil/propane/natural gas tanks, and the piping connecting the tank to the building.
Damage to tanks, filters, and associated piping can result in gas leaks and heating oil spills. Gas leaks are an explosion/fire hazard, and costly heating oil spills must be cleaned up to protect property and the environment.
On September 10th-11th representatives of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) performed an unannounced inspection of university facilities to determine compliance with New Hampshire rules regulating the management of hazardous wastes. OEHS staff accompanied the NHDES representatives during their inspection of hazardous waste management practices in Kendall, Parsons and Rudman Halls, the Whittemore Center Arena and the OEHS Central Hazardous Waste Accumulation facility.