Politico: Flushable wipes bill drawing industry opposition

Original Source: Politico A bill before the City Council that would put restrictions the use of flushable wipes is drawing opposition from industry officials who say the legislation is misdirected. Intro. 666 is aimed at curbing the amount of wipes that end up in the city's wastewater system. Department of Environmental Protection officials say...

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WAMU 88.5: Fighting the wrong enemy?

Original Source: WAMU 88.5 Listen Here. Dave Rousse says he wants D.C. Water to work with his industry to find out whether flushables are really causing clogs. Citing a recent study that found the products accounted for only 2 percent of solids found in New York City’s pipes, he says the products have been made into a scapegoat for the real cul...

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The Tammy Bruce Show: New Government Target: Flushable Wipes

Original source: The Tammy Bruce Show By Shifra on November 15, 2016 So glad that all problems in D.C. have been solved. Ya know, like crime, unemployment, failing public schools, etc. And now the city council can focus on the really important stuff. Like “The Nonwoven Disposable Products Labeling Act of 2016” Not. Kidding. Via Washington Times....

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The Washington Times: D.C. Council Seeks to Flush Towelettes from City Sewers

Original source: The Washington Times By Ryan M. McDermott - The Washington Times - Monday, November 14, 2016 The D.C. Council wants to take a better look at what residents are flushing down their toilets. City lawmakers are weighing a ban on so-called “flushable” wipes — those thick, moistened towelettes that promise not to clog your pipes. The...

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American Council on Science and Health: Hopefully, Common Sense Wipes Away NYC Sanitary Wipe Bill

Original source: The American Council on Science and Health    By Erik Lief — October 17, 2016A quick perusal of the New York City Council calendar shows that a hearing of the Committee on Environmental Protection, originally slated for this Wednesday, won't be going off as scheduled. Ironically, this will serve the public interest, since at the...

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