Ryan Announces $906K for Hazardous Waste Cleanup Training

AKRON, Ohio – A $906,511 federal grant to the Akron International Chemical Workers Union will support training programs for workers dealing with hazardous waste.

Made available through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the funds will be used to support the development of model programs for the training and education of workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and emergency response within the Department of Energy Nuclear Weapons Complex.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, announced the grant award Tuesday.

“I applaud the Akron International Chemical Workers Union for securing this funding to implement the necessary training programs to ensure workers in our community are safe and secure,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said in a statement issued by his office.

Safety and health training will transmit skills to workers regarding how best to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to materials encountered during hazardous waste operations, facility decommissioning and contamination, hazardous materials transportation, environmental restoration of contaminated facilities or chemical emergency response.

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