SAIC to dispose of millions of pounds of hazardous materials abandoned by air travelers

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by THawk996, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    SAIC wins $46.8 million contract to dispose of millions of pounds of hazardous materials abandoned by air travelers

    Presumably there will be a ninth class that includes hazardous materials such as cupcakes, shampoos, and bottled water.
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Another handout to the so-called "security" industry, another waste of millions of our dollars. And certain environmental destruction down the pike, as this (expletive deleted) ends up god-knows-where.

    Oh, well. Just another day in the USA!
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  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member


    The Third Reich was quite efficient at sorting surrendered goods.
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    KK, thanks, I've always loved that graphic.
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  6. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Ah yes, the obligatory picture of a "hand grenade" that looks more specifically like a smoke pyrotechnic. Or did I miss the news report of the terrorist that was caught? :rolleyes:

    Things like firearms and fireworks have been found at airport checkpoints for decades. Airport restrooms have containers to receive medical biohazards such as used needles that might occasionally show up at the checkpoint. I wonder if this is really being driven by companies like Waste Management that may not be able to accept large concentrations of liquids.

    For instance, lets say I have an inventory of consumer items such as alcoholic beverages and toiletries that I need to dispose of. Could I just have Waste Management take it to their landfill in a standard roll-off dumpster?
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I could be shot for revealing this top-secret info, but I found a photo of their sub-contractors hard at work disposing of one class of hazardous material. Note that some of the employees are dealing with a binary version of the device -- two hazardous substances in one assembly: SAIC subcontractors

    I'm concerned that they are not wearing any protective gear.
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  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Just wondering, all LGA items that TSA relieves passengers of are considered potentially hazardous by TSA. How can those items be disposed in any other manner than as a hazardous material without first testing?

    I dealt with hazardous material storage and testing for a couple of years during my Navy career. If we didn't know what it was it had to be treated as hazardous until identified by chemical testing. I think TSA is in violation of EPA regulations if they are tossing anything surrendered (using TSA words) at TSA checkpoints in common trash. Unless the regs have changed the FSD would be personally liable for violations of EPA regs at their individual airports and subject to substantial fines.
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Even with kickbacks, that wouldn't have cost nearly enough money.
  10. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    It takes that much to list the "surrendered" items on ebay?!!
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  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    whatever you do, never tell a TSA clerk that you have gold fillings....

    nice graphic.
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