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Main Title Detergent phosphate ban : position paper /
Author Wallgren., Donald A. ;
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Region V. Phosphorus Committee.
Publisher The Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-905/2-77-003
Stock Number NTIS PB-269 903
OCLC Number 50723175
Additional Subjects Water pollution abatement ; Detergents ; Regulations ; Great Lakes basin ; Phosphorus inorganic compounds ; Government policies ; Lakes ; River basins ; Great Lakes ; Nutrients ; State government ; Recommendations ; Regions ; Feasibility ; Eutrophication ; Bans
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 905-2-77-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/23/2011
EJBD  EPA 905-2-77-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/07/2013
ELAD  EPA 905-2-77-003 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 11/16/2009
ELBD RPS EPA 905-2-77-003 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB-269 903 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 62 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report proposes that steps be taken immediately to reduce the rate of eutrophication of lake waters and streams in the Great Lakes Basin. Reducing the limiting nutrient phosphorus input appears to be the soundest measure toward reducing this rate and with present technology, the only readily controllable source of phosphorus input is sewage effluent. While treatment plants will remove phosphorus, they have not met design expectations consistently and in many cases, construction has lagged because of lack of funds. An immediate phosphorus reduction would be realized if phosphorus were banned in detergents. This is now economically and technically feasible and practical based on actual experience in areas where bans have been in effect. Substitutes for phosphorus are available that are safe and environmentally more acceptable. Therefore, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V, is now recommending that detergent phosphorus bans be adopted in all the states in the Great Lakes Basin.
"EPA 905/2-77-003." "June 1977."