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- Subject: Bentonite Contamination
- From: "Rebecca Leighton Katers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 15:53:17 +0000
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I just spoke with an engineer who told me that a
relatively new technique injects bentonite mixed
with activiated charcoal into industrial boilers
to absorb potential air pollutants in municipal
and other waste incinerators.
The contaminated bentonite and charcoal is then
collected in the baghouse or other particle
collector used for air pollution control.
Is it possible that this bentonite found its way
into the animal feed, carrying dioxin with it?
This same engineer said he talked recently
with an (unnamed) company, and was surprised when he asked
about the hazardous waste disposal requirements
for the baghouse contents.
The company replied that there were no disposal
requirements --- they used it for pig feed.
How are baghouse wastes tracked?
Rebecca Leighton Katers
Clean Water Action Council of N.E. Wisconsin
2220 Deckner Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54302