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RECRA and EPA Class 1 UIC Regs



7/8/99

I attended a EPA stakeholder meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida on
municipal Class 1 underground injection control (UIC) wells and was told by
the EPA that even if municipal waste effluent contains volatile organic
compounds (VOCs) it doesn't qualify as hazardous waste to be regulated under
RECRA - even if this municipal effluent with VOCs was migrating into
underground sources of drinking water (USDW).
(see: http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/uic.html and

http://www.ficus.usf.edu/exhibits/injection/default.htm )

Is that true?

Cheers,
Donald Sutherland
Member of the Society of Environmental Journalists
donaldsutherland-iso14000@worldnet.att.net