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Johnson City's Iris Glen solves potential environmental problem

December 25th, 2009 12:00 am by Gary Gray, Johnson City Press

A potential environmental problem has been rectified after Iris Glen Environmental Center was found to be in “significant non-compliance” of Johnson City’s water pre-treatment standards for nickel — a metallic chemical element used in alloys.

Some nickel compounds are carcinogenic to humans, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Houston-based Waste Management, which operates the city-owned landfill, was the only permitted user operating under the city’s Sewer Use Ordinance for Pre-treatment Standards identified as being in non-compliance during a monthly averaging of samples taken between Oct. 1, 2008, and Sept. 30, said Jim Culbert, the city’s environmental specialist.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press site.

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