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Full Document:
Title:RCRA REGULATION OF FERTILIZERS MADE FROM RECYCLED HAZARDOUS WASTE
RCRA Online Number:14676
Date:07/17/2003
To:Mayo
From:Springer
Organization of Recipient:NA
Description: The Agency reviewed data on fertilizer contaminants (small amounts of lead, cadmium, arsenic, dioxins, and others) and found low risks were posed to people and the environment. Adding hazardous wastes to fertilizers as a way of disposing of them is illegal under RCRA. Fertilizer products may be made with ingredients extracted from certain hazardous waste materials such as zinc "micro-nutrient" fertilizers. Modern technologies are used to process zinc-bearing waste and filter out the hazardous contaminants. Fertilizers made from zinc-bearing waste are of the same purity and quality as fertilizers made from virgin sources of zinc. EPA supports zinc waste fertilizer production as an environmentally beneficial recycling practice.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.4(a)(20), 261.4(a)(21), 266.20 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Hazardous Waste Recycling
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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