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Plastimet- It keeps getting worse!
This is follow-up to the recent press release we received from Charlie Cray
of Greenpeace. I just finished watching the Hamilton news. A reporter
interviewed the head of the west central region of the Ontario Ministry of
Environment and Energy, Mr Hardy Wong. When asked why the MOEE was
withholding dioxin testing results, Mr. Wong replied that they were doing
no such thing. He continued by explaining that, in fact, they had results
back that showed dioxin readings at the site that are even higher than
those measured by Greenpeace - "54,000 ppt to be exact". This more than
doubles the amounts measured by Greenpeace, and should, I hope, shake our
government officials into action!
The MOEE's results are to be presented at a community meeting this coming
Thursday night. I will be attending that meeting and will keep anyone
interested informed of the sort of information and analysis government reps
provide us with.
> From: Catalano, Dennis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
> Subject: RE: Where to get hazardous waste code information
> Date: Monday, August 25, 1997 1:02 PM
> If you don't want to read through the entire 40CFR to get this
> information, I have come across a good book that is written for ease of
> How to Recognize a Hazardous Waste (even if it's wearing dark glasses)
> Gary Crouth
> Copyright 1991
> Digby Books Ltd.
> P.O. Box 2282
> Pittsburgh, PA 15230
> Don't know the cost, but it is a paperback and I don't think it was too
> Dennis Catalano
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Where to get hazardous waste code information
> Date: Saturday, August 23, 1997 12:17PM
> At 02:26 PM 8/23/97 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> >Though "everyone" if the environmental management
> >field knows the "F-listed solvents" by
> >number --- how can ignorant citizen activists
> >find out what they are?
> Now you should never let anyone from Weyerhauser
> make you feel ignorant..... That Weyerhauser guy
> was just "showing off" without sharing....
> .this is a common problem from industrial
> environmental management personnel...particularly
> in the paper industry... when dealing with citizen
> environmental activists.
> >Is there a free Internet page somewhere that
> >provides this information?
> >Rebecca Leighton Katers
> >Clean Water Action Council of N.E. Wisconsin
> Hazardous waste codes can be found in the
> Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) at
> 40 CFR parts 261.20 through 261.24 and
> 261.30 through 261.35; and appendixes
> I through IX
> You can get these by going to a law library that
> contains the current year's Code of Federal
> You can buy a paper copy from Government Institutes, Inc.
> (301) 921-2355
> You can go to:
> and do a search for the regs here, although
> I'm not sure whether they will have all of the
> appendixes, which you do need to deal with
> this stuff. Look for the largest PDF file for
> the general 261 section.
> You can also go to a university library that
> is a federal depository and they'll probably
> have CFRs.
> Finally, your state hazardous waste management
> regulations will probably contain summary lists
> of all of the hazardous waste codes.
> Wastes from the pulping and bleaching processes
> at bleached kraft pulp mills will generally
> not test as hazardous under EPA's waste rules.
> They do have to be
> disposed in a lined landfill here in Michigan,
> although Champion International is apparently
> getting out of this by getting area farmers to
> take pulp mill sludge under a so-called "beneficial
> re-use" provision. This practice is apparently
> being heavily promoted by the USDA soil
> conservation service around the Champion
> Plant at Quinnesec, MI according to local
> activists around that plant.
> Alex J. Sagady & Associates Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Environmental Consulting and Database Systems
> PO Box 39 East Lansing, MI 48826-0039
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