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Topic: Issues related to the RCRA processThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
According to Paul James of HGTV's Gardening by the Yard, the majority of synthetic pre and post emerging herbicides for controlling weeds in lawns contain the chemicals 24D, 245T and arsenic.
Certain brands of potting soil and plant food contain arsenic, some in levels that if they were in your yard would make it a remediation target by the agencies.
Examples: Source: Washington State Dept. of Agriculture:
And yet the agencies allow these products to be on the open market and on store shelves.
Posted by: BillA on Jul 17, 2008 - 03:21 PM
Note: To go directly to the downloading area for this Pilot Study work plan, click here.
Posted by: Wally on Jun 10, 2008 - 07:34 PM
here. Each area or volume is color coded on the first map except those for Volumes 6 and 7 which are north of Person Rd consisting of Jeddo and Johnson Creeks. They are shown on the second map.
Volume 1 is the history of the area and includes aerial photos as far back as 1931 and Sampson maps showing the village layout of buildings and their usage as far back as the 19th century. Volume 1 is in 2 files and posted in the document repository in the RCRA Document Library.
The CIG has asked FMC to treat Volume 4, Culvert 105 and its flood zone, with high priority and Volumes 5 and 6, the tributary of Jeddo creek both north and south of Pearson Rd, with medium priority. Volume 2, the air deposition area in the village has been completed and submitted to the agencies for approval. That file is also large and is not in the repository yet.
Posted by: BillA on Jun 10, 2008 - 02:16 PM
Posted by: Wally on May 29, 2008 - 09:55 AM Read full article: 'New Q/A About the CAMU Proposal' (1343 more words)
It should be noted the government agencies have declined to accept the results of this study. The Community Input Group is seeking a clarification of the reasons.
Click the "Read Full Article" link below for the summary extracted from the FMC document "CMS Work Plan for the Air Deposition Area" also in the document repository of this site (See the story below "Corrective Measures Work Plan Now Available".)
Posted by: BillA on May 19, 2008 - 09:03 PM Read full article: ' Investigation of Middleport Environmental Exposure to Arsenic' (501 more words)
Part 1 and Part 2.
The air deposition area consists of the residential homes between Main St. and the Niagara/Orleans county line and the canal to Route 31 (Rochester Rd.). The CMS does not include the School property since that has been remediated.
Posted by: BillA on May 15, 2008 - 12:38 PM Read full article: 'Corrective Measures Study Workplan Now Available' (40 more words)
Posted by: Admin on Mar 29, 2008 - 07:03 PM Read full article: 'RFI/CMS Process Explained by Dr. Dan Watts' (56 more words)
Source: USEPA website (www.epa.gov)
in search box enter: RCRA public participation.
EPA uses the term “public participation” to denote the activities where permitting agencies (DEC/DOH) and permittees (facility/FMC):
Posted by: BillA on Mar 24, 2008 - 07:10 PM Read full article: 'Public Participation by the US EPA' (1027 more words)
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