ECAR Fact Sheet for Iowa Used Oil

Used oil is insoluble, persistent and may contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. If spilled on the ground, poured down storm drains or disposed of with trash, it can pollute surface water or groundwater. Used oil is not inherently hazardous, but if it contains certain additives, or if it has become contaminated with other solvents, it can fall under the hazardous waste rules.

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Used oil is insoluble, persistent and may contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. If spilled on the ground, poured down storm drains or disposed of with trash, it can pollute surface water or groundwater. Used oil is not inherently hazardous, but if it contains certain additives, or if it has become contaminated with other solvents, it can fall under the hazardous waste rules.

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Keyword Oil spills, Used oil, Groundwater, Surface water
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 1/24/2010 19:03
Language English
Date Record Checked: 1/24/2010 0:00 (W3C-DTF)

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