Nitrogen, Nitrates, and Nitrites, Oh My!

ARI News - April/May 2014

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) Auto Salvage Program was designed to encourage modern-day recyclers to adopt innovative and profitable business practices while minimizing adverse impacts to the environment.  Rule 6 Industrial Storm Water Permitting is one mechanism that serves to reduce the presence of debris, chemicals, and nutrients in storm water discharge.  Nutrients are not typically regarded as having detrimental effects.  However, nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, if present in large quantities, can cause nutrient toxicity.  For the next several newsletters we will focus on the nutrients recyclers are required to monitor in storm water discharges.  

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