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Date: Mon May 19 1997 - 09:00:00 EDT

Date: Mon, 19 May 97 14:00 WET DST
Subject: Re: Several wastes-to-roads questions

May 19, 1997

Recently, several questioners asked for experience using various waste materials in road building, construction, pipe embankments, aggregates,
especially materials like scrap tire rubber, recycled asphalt, and waste-to-energy ash. I knew that there was a document that explored various State Depts. of Transportation s uses for
recycled materials, that would have partly answered each of these questions.

Well, today I found the document:

 Use of Recycled Materials by Northeastern State Transportation Depts by the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) a working draft of which was put out in July, 1995.

It looks at reclaimed portland cement concrete, asphalt, plastics, glass, compost, tires, coal fly ash, blast furnace slag uses, tests, and pilots by 7 state highway depts and by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program of the National Research Council, which had a 1995-1998 project going to do the same thing for 25 materials. The contact person was Frank McCullagh at 202-334-3236.

NERC can be reached at 139 Main St., Suite 401, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

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