Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 13 OF 17
|Main Title||Safe disposal methods for agricultural pesticide wastes /|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory : Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],|
|Subjects||Waste disposal in the ground--United States. ; Pesticides--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Agricultural chemicals--Environmental aspects--United States.|
|Collation|| pages ; 28 cm|
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. "May 1981." "EPA/600-S2-81-074."
"During the 3-year period from October 1976 to 1979, comprehensive chemical, biological, climatological, and engineering studies were conducted at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, to determine effectiveness of pesticide disposal facilities being used at the school and to compare controlled systems that might provide a basis for improvement. Evaluation of the pit disposal systems included detailed chemical sampling of the systems and their surrounding environments, identification and counts of bacterial populations, entomological studies, estimation of pesticide volatilization rates, and evaluation of pit design for efficiency, effectiveness, and convenience of operation."