Household hazardous waste a concern in flooding
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June 21 — As major flooding threatens portions of the Missouri River, the U.S. EPA is urging residents to move potentially hazardous items to higher ground.
The EPA said it has partnered with local, state and tribal governments to recover certain types of items from flood waters to prevent them from entering landfills in the past. Notice of flooding allows residents time to relocate items so they don’t pollute water or become hazardous waste, the EPA said in a statement.
The EPA published a list of common household items that can contain hazardous ingredients that are often found in homes, garages or basements.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has flood-level forecasts on its website.
Contact Waste & Recycling News reporter Jeremy Carroll at 313-446-6780 or [email protected]
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