[GRRN] Fluorescent Lights -fyi
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 16:32:26 -0500
Banning the Dumping of Fluorescent Tubes. The New York Times,
June 28, 1999, pA15.
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to approve a
new rule that would ban the dumping of fluorescent tubes in
landfills and encourage recycling. Uncertainty about the effects
of mercury pollution is behind the proposed rule.
According to an agency official, a decision is expected
sometime this week. If approved, the rule would end nearly a
decade of debate within the agency over how to treat an estimated
600 million tubes disposed of annually.
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