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BNA REPORTS COMPLETION OF FIRST COMMERCIAL DIOXIN INCINERATION

 BNA REPORTS COMPLETION OF FIRST COMMERCIAL DIOXIN INCINERATION
 WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.'s Daily Environment Report reported today the nation's first commercial incineration of dioxin-contaminated material. The process was completed Feb. 6 at an APTUS, Inc., facility in Coffeyville, Kan. APTUS is a division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
 According to EPA Region VII Counsel Martha Steincamp, more than 700,000 pounds of dioxin-tainted pesticides 2,4,5-T and Silvex, in both solid and liquid forms, were destroyed. Region VII Administrator Morris Kay noted that the incineration process was "performed perfectly ... the pesticides were managed properly." The action was taken under a joint Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit to incinerate hazardous wastes issued in July 1991 by EPA and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
 The Coffeyville incinerator is the first facility permitted to burn waste specifically listed as dioxin-contaminated by the RCRA.
 The pesticide stockpile belonged to Union Carbide, and had been stored at a warehouse in St. Joseph, Mo., since EPA canceled the substances in 1984. Though EPA generally makes arrangements to store and dispose of canceled substances, the lack of a permitted incinerator had stymied its efforts to dispose of dioxin-contaminated pesticides.
 Daily Environment Report, a specialized information service, provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of environmental news, legislative and regulatory action, and legal decisions in the United States and worldwide.
 BNA is a leading private publisher of print and electronic news and information services, reporting on developments in environmental protection, business, economics, law, taxation, labor relations, and other public policy issues.
 To receive a copy of today's Daily Environment Report, call Jenny Harris of Edelman Public Relations, 202-371-0200, or Mike Cavanaugh of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 202-452-4602.
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