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Farm Regulatory Certainty Act reaffirms nitrates from manure and fertilizers are not solid waste under RCRA.

In early 2015, a federal judge in Washington state ruled against several dairy farmers that nitrates found in groundwater – commonly a byproduct of manure and fertilizers – were a “solid waste” under the Resources Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) and that high water nitrate levels constituted “open dumping.”

While farmers are subject to numerous water statutes, farmers feel that the judicial decision unfortunately neglects the fact that RCRA &

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