This is a final report of the study on spent solvents under taken as a result of a consent decree between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The study discusses the wastes associated with the use of the materials as solvents, the toxicity of the wastes, and the management practices for the wastes. The chemicals included in this study are diethylamine, aniline, ethylene oxide, allyl chloride, 1,4-dioxane, 1,1-dichloroethylene, and bromoform. In addition, this reports discusses the methodology used for the solvents industry study.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Solvents Study (PDF)(52 pp, 278 K)