Manure part of the CERCLA discussion
July 5, 2012 by Pork Magazine
July 3, 2012 – Manure as a “hazardous material” reenters the political conversation periodically, and recently had a U.S. House committee listening to arguments.
Specifically, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of animal manure as a hazardous material under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), reports the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
CERCLA is also known as the Superfund law. It was put forth to clean up toxic-waste sites that were contaminated with hazardous substances that present a danger to public health or the environment. READ MORE