Comments on: You Dump It, You Drink It! http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Mechanics Sydney http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20715 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 03:48:58 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20715 Great things are given in this blog, and i cant wait to read more!

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20714 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:15:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20714 Hopefully they recycle their waste oil. Let them visit our website for more informational materials on the issue:
http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/materials/usedoil/ydiydi.htm

Lina

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By: Richard Lachica http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20713 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 05:33:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20713 Very informative, although we always go to an autoshop to change oil, I did not know that dumping it in the drainage increases pollution.
I always thought it would’ve dried up. I should go ask the auto shop here where they put the waste oil.
Richard

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20712 Mon, 08 Nov 2010 15:09:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20712 Michael,
Glad you live in a community where green living is truly incorporated into all actions. Other communities are not as fortunate. In fact, one of the comments that I received from abroad points to the fact that dumping down the drain is the only option because there are no recycling centers. Imagine that. You guys are light years ahead of many cities even here in the US. Keep up the good work.
Lina

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20711 Mon, 08 Nov 2010 15:06:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20711 Heather,
Important info. Thanks for sharing.
Lina

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20710 Sun, 07 Nov 2010 00:24:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20710 I live in a condo complex in south Orange County and no one tries to change the oilin their car or pickup here. One reason is that dumping it into the gutter is illegal under the rules of the San Diego District of the California Water Quality Control Board which south Orange County is a part. Another reason is that most all the car repair shops here are certified used oil recyclers, so it is easy to go to a garage or repair shop and turn in the used oil or have them change it for you. If anyone has ideas of changing the oil and putting the used oil in the condo association’s trash dumpsters, they have changed their minds because the Association fines $75.00 for a first offence putting illegal waste into the dumpsters and has warnimg signs on each dumpster and dumpster pad. The contractors that remodeled some of the condos tried putting construction debris and things like unused leftover paints into the Association dumpsters and had to pay big fines to the Association for doing that. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Heather Cyrus http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20709 Sat, 06 Nov 2010 07:04:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20709 Another important aspect to remember when examining the impact of car oil in our water systems is oil leaking from motor vehicles. A brilliant PBS documentary entitled “Poisoned Waters” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/ uses the Puget Sound (Seattle area) as a frightening example. According to the documentary, 6.3 million gallons of petroleum funnels into the sound every year as runoff from roads and parking lots. This is the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez oil spill being dumped every two years. For those of us with vehicles, it is crucial we keep them maintained and not allow oil leakage. I am an environmental studies student living in the Pacific Northwest and I had no idea this was such a big problem. It would be great to receive more funding for environmental education. A sign near the Sound would be brilliant; help individuals become more aware.
Heather Cyrus
heathercyrus.wordpress.com
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By: Rodney Bath http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20708 Fri, 05 Nov 2010 15:16:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20708 They have Green Motor Oil, API approved and on a GSA Gov’t contract.
You can dump this oil anywhere because it’s made from beef talow and not petro. You get 9000 an oil change to save money and the environment.

Thanks

Rodney

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By: Jaakko-epoo http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20707 Thu, 04 Nov 2010 18:33:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20707 I have to agree with Lina-Epa!

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By: Suzanne http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/you-dump-it-you-drink-it/#comment-20706 Thu, 04 Nov 2010 18:09:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5014#comment-20706 Our neighborhood canal is used as the emergency discharge route for the nearby oil refinery for rain events which the waste water treatment plant has inadequate capacity. The Louisiana DEQ has a public service announcement which explains the oil from one vehicle’s oil change contaminates one million gallons of water, yet our neighborhood is left unprotected. The neighborhood canals discharge into the nearby central wetlands just south of Lake Borgne.

Regulated industries which do business in the Gulf Coast Area should have adequate plans for rain which provide for protection of human health, soil and water.

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