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Keeping Pollution Out of Urban Waters

Publication number Date Published
12-10-023July 2012
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Author(s) Hamlin, Ted
Description Recycling might be a great practice, but it can be messy and a source of pollution. The recycling process may produce pollutants, or the recyclable material may have a polluting residue in or on it. After a Washington State Urban Waters Initiative team member’s inspection of a recycling site revealed several conditions that could result in storm events carrying pollutants off site, the recycler modified its existing best management practices (BMPs) and implemented new BMPs to address concerns.
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Keywords water quality success story, Underground injection control, water quality, UIC, stormwater, recycling, groundwater
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