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Enviro-Mich message from Dave Dempsey <davemec@voyager.net>
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Michigan was the leading importer of hazardous waste among the 50 states in
1997, according to the preliminary biennial RCRA hazardous waste report
recently released by U.S. EPA.

The state imported 394,406 tons of regulated hazardous waste in 1997,
edging out Ohio by more than 5,000 tons in the competition.  Michigan
exported 189,391 tons the same year, leaving a net import of approximately
195,000 tons.

Michigan also imported over 12% of the solid waste buried in Michigan
landfills last year, according to DEQ numbers.


Dave Dempsey
Policy Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI 48912
davemec@voyager.net
http://www.mienv.org

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