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P2 integration into remediation activities -Reply

A few people doing remediation in our state have
reduced Hazwaste by segregating their waste
streams.  Most won't do this because they are
afraid of putting something hazardous in the
non-hazardous pile.  In other words, the resistance
to this idea is liability concerns.  

I don't know any other way to reduce a remediation
waste stream.  After all, the waste is being
"generated" so they can clean up a mess.  So if
anyone out there knows how to P2 remediate, I am
all ears.

>>> "Cindy McComas" <mccom003@tc.umn.edu>

Thomas Vinson, Engineering Specialist
Industrial Pollution Prevention, Office of Small
Business and Environmental Assistance
Texas Natural Resource Conservation
MC-112, PO BOX 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087
 02/24/99 03:55pm >>>
There is an effort underway here in "Jesse Ventura
country", funded with an 
EPA grant, to identify possible ways to use P2 in
remediation activities 
either through voluntary or proscriptive methods.  In
our workgroup, we are 
encountering resistance from industry as well as
Brownfield developers, as 
in "I don't want government telling me what to do". 
Are there case studies 
or sources of information, with cost numbers, that
summarize where P2 in 
remediation has been successful (or even failed)? 
This information may be 
helpful in carrying this ball a little further.  Thanks for
your help

Cindy McComas
University of Minnesota
1313 5th St., Ste. 207
Minneapolis, MN  55414
612-627-4769 (fax)