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Sampling and Analysis of Washington State Composts: Measurement of Dioxins, Furans, Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Organochlorine Pesticides (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
02-07-001December 2001
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Author(s) Bennett, Jon and Wescott, Holly
Description Composting of yard debris and other organic wastes is a very important component of Washington’s solid waste management system, and large quantities of compost are applied to the land under various scenarios of use. There are 25 permitted facilities in the state, which produce more than 500,000 cubic yards of finished compost annually. Most of the major facilities process yard debris and/or other waste materials from urban areas. There are many additional composting operations processing agricultural waste as well as backyard composting which occurs at many private residences across the state.
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Keywords dioxins, dieldrin, composting, organochlorine, sampling, measurement, pesticides, urban, study, waste, pesticide, dioxin, furan, chlordane, chlorinated, compost
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