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Title:TOXIC WASTE CONTAMINANTS IN FERTILIZERS AND LABELING FOR FERTILIZER PRODUCTS
RCRA Online Number:14747
Date:06/24/2005
To:Kausen
From:Hale
Organization of Recipient:NA
Description: Few fertilizers are made from recycled hazardous wastes. Most of these are made from a variety of zinc-bearing industrial wastes. Fertilizer manufacturers must use a series of processing steps to remove contaminants (lead, cadmium, arsenic, chromium, mercury, dioxins, etc.) in order to meet EPA standards. Adding hazardous wastes to fertilizers as a way of disposing of them is illegal; EPA has not revealed any evidence that such "sham" recycling is a widespread practice. State agriculture agencies typically have regulatory authority over fertilizer contents, including labeling on fertilizer packaging.
Regulatory Citation(s) : NA EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Recycling
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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