Fleet Maintenance Workshop Held
Alternative-fuel vehicles, vegetable-based hydraulic fluids, and re-refined motor oil are a few of the technologies used at BNL to protect the environment while reducing waste disposal costs through pollution prevention. These and other technologies have proven to be so successful that the Laboratory and its Community Advisory Council hosted a free one-day workshop at the Laboratory on fleet-maintenance pollution prevention techniques to spread the work to local businesses and government agencies on how to economize and be earth-friendly in managing large numbers of vehicles.
Workshop speakers included Brookhaven experts as well as guest speakers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and KeySpan. Several vendors supplying pollution prevention products were also on hand at the April 30, 2004 workshop.
As a result of the workshop, the Department of Energy's Office of Science honored the Laboratory with a "Noteworthy Practices" award in April 2005.