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Dear Mr. SenatorDear Mr. Senator

Stephen Ursery

September 1, 2005

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Dear Mr. Senator

The heads of the two leading solid waste associations have written a letter to Congress stating that electronic products can be safely disposed of in a Subtitle D landfill. Bruce Parker, president and CEO of the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA), Washington, and John Skinner, executive director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Silver Spring, Md., addressed the letter to U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. Thune is the chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee's Superfund and Waste Management Subcommittee.

Parker and Skinner write that “a number of inaccurate statements were made” during the subcommittee's recent hearing on electronic waste. “We assure you that electronic products can be safely managed in [Subtitle D] facilities,” Parker and Skinner say. To view the letter, visit www.nswma.org.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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