[Pharmwaste] Landfills and pharmaceutical

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DISPOSAL OF PHARMACEUTICALS IN LANDFILLS SAID TO REQUIRE
MORE ATTENTION

Researchers at the Imperial College in London say
significant amounts of pharmaceuticals appear to be disposed
as household waste and that sort of disposal activity merits
closer scrutiny. In their study published in "Environmental
Health Perspectives", the British researchers say increasing
the number of landfills with technologies that can remove
drugs from leachate (liquid that seeps through solid waste
extracting soluble and suspended materials) might help to
address the issue.   . . . Page A-14

http://pubs.bna.com/ip/BNA/den.nsf/is/a0b1g5g5m9




Cynthia L. Greene
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US EPA New England
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