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EPA called

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Joe Winsor, May 27, 2011.

  1. Joe Winsor

    Joe Winsor Active Member

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    The Denver branch of the EPA called me yesterday and left a message for me to call them. I'm thinking OH NO; what the....

    Anyway I spoke with them today and they just wanted to know if I was on city sewer or a septic. I'm on city and I guess if the place of a taxidermy business is on a septic there is a bigger deal that needs to be dealt with.

    Anyone else have to deal with the EPA like this?
     
  2. Old Fart

    Old Fart Active Member

    I certainly can't see why it should be any kind of problem. Anyone pouring tanning acids into a septic system without neutralizing may have a problem, but anything else??? It sounds more like a case of, "we need MORE to regulate", thus justifying higher wages! Even dumping Borax into your system shouldn't be a major problem. The recommended "dose" of Borax for a load of laundry is 1/2 cup. How many loads of laundry does the average household do a week? Nope, it sounds to me like they have way too many bodies and need to find "work" for them to do. Or should I say "mischief"!
     

  3. USDA allow disinfection stations to use septic systems.
     
  4. Joe Winsor

    Joe Winsor Active Member

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    Apparently the EPAs rule for taxidermy shops that are on septic is that a totally SEPERATE septic is supposed to be installed which COTNAINS the waste AND they the contained septic waste is supposed to be pumped and transported to a treatment facility.....good grief.........now I see why not many people are posting on this thread......however if you are doing a bunch of in shop tanning and OTHER chemical STUFF (whatever that might me, i dont know) THEN the seperate container, will probably protect your well water......
     
  5. The only time I had to deal with them a neighbor called them. Upon inspection I was found to be well within compliance. However, the neighbor got fined for burning household garbage in a barrel...oh well....LOL.