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Paper Blankets



Pennsylvania's emergency management agency needs suggestions for
environmentally friendly ways of disposing of 220,000 old paper blankets
(247 tons).

They have been treated with fire retardant and will only char round the
edges.  A 1993 analysis by the Department of Environmental Protection
detected:

	Tributyl ester of phosphoric acid as the primary contaminant
	Small amounts of organic acids and esters thereof
	Small amounts of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon

Due to a rope edging they will not shred but can be ground in a tub grinder.

Any suggestions eagerly awaited!