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Tire-Derived Fuel Resources and Links

TOPICS WITHIN THIS PAGE
Alternatives
Anti-TDF papers, etc.
General Information
Government Policy
Hazardous Chemicals
Legal Documents
Official Studies
TDF in the News
Technical Information about Tire Incineration Process
Understanding the Corporate Perspective

Below is a some links about tire derived fuel and related issues. Not all of the pages linked to are against tire derived fuel.

ALTERNATIVES

RECYCLING
"Increasing the Recycled Content in New Tires" California Integrated Waste Management Board, May 2004.

CRUMB RUBBER/RUBBERIZED ASPHALT CONCRETE (RAC)
Dateline NBC story on RAC. October 23, 1998.

Joyce Eden: Letter about RAC.

Scrap Tire News: Crumb Rubber

RAC Health Problems

DEVULCANIZATION
AOL News: "Goodyear Patents Process to Recover Rubber from Tires." Wednesday, September 8, 1999.

Continuous Ultrasonic Devulcanization of Vulcanized Elastomers

Dr. Aavram I. Isayev's devulcanization page

ANTI-TDF LETTERS/REPORTS/POSITION PAPERS FROM SCIENTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Joyce Eden (West Valley Citizens Air Watch): Letter to California Integrated Waste Management Board. October 4, 1999.

Joyce Eden (West Valley Citizens Air Watch): Letter to California Integrated Waste Management Board. March 7, 2003.

Dr. Neil Carman: "Hazards Associated with Burning Synthetic Rubber Used in Modern Tires"

Dr. Neil Carman: "Hazards of Burning Tires." June 1997.

Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz: Letter to California Integrated Waste Management Board. January 21, 1998.

Dr. Seymour I Schwartz: Letter to California Integrated Waste Management Board. August 31, 1999.

Greenpeace: "Tire incineration and Toxic Emissions: New data from the Modesto Incinerator, Westley, CA."

Tire Burning in Cement Kilns - Part I (PDF file 750K) Communities for a Better Environment in the San Francisco area arguments against the Kaiser Cement Company for burning tires in their cement kiln.

Tire Burning in Cement Kilns - Part II (PDF file 646K)

Sierra Club Part I (PDF file 757K) Comments on tire burning in Kern County, California. Offers support for the California groups protesting the Kaiser Cement Kiln. (120K)

Sierra Club Part II (PDF file 728K)

Sierra Club Part I Comments on tire burning in Sandusky County, Ohio. (PDF file 800K) Information and data offer proof health and environmental hazards.

Sierra Club Part II (PDF file 832K)

Sierra Club Part III (PDF file 642K)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Burning Fact Sheet

West Valley Citizens' Air Watch, "Tire Derived Fuel Issues Summary." March 1999.

GOVERNMENT POLICY

US EPA: (July 18, 1988) Use of the Alternative Fuel Exemption Under PSD for Tire Derived Fuel

US EPA: (August 11, 1992) PSD Exemptions for Tire-derived Fuel (TDF) Classified as Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Rubber Tire Manufacturing

PA Bill Provides For Tax Credits, Asphalt Rubber (Scrap Tire News March 2, 2000)

HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

Dioxins:

US EPA Dioxin Documents

IARC Monographs Programme on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

EnviroTools Factsheet: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) [Local copy]

PAH Primer

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Affidavit on tire derived fuels. (PDF file 36K) Neil Carman's affidavit on the hazards associated with tire burning in cement kiln.

Environmental groups' legal suit against the Kern County Air Pollution Control District to allow public hearings before permitting tire burning in cement kilns. Part I (PDF file 526K)

Part II (PDF file 604K)

Part III (PDF file 569K)

Part IV (PDF file 568K)

Part V (PDF file 521K)

Part VI (PDF file 481k)

Part VII (PDF file 643K)

Part VIII (PDF file 334K)

OFFICIAL STUDIES/POSITIONS

US EPA: (April 1994) Pilot-Scale Evaluation of the Potential for Emission of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Combustion of Tire-Derived Fuel (PDF file)

US EPA: (October 1997) Air Emissions from Scrap Tire Combustion (PDF file)

Joel I. Reisman, Paul M. Lemieux, "Air Emissions from Scrap Tire Combustion." Environmental Protection Agency, Oct. 1997. (PDF file) [Local copy]

TDF IN THE NEWS (News about alternatives is listed in "Alternatives" section)

Scrap Tire News

Kaiser Officially Quits (Cupertino Courier)

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT TIRE INCINERATION PROCESS

Tire Derived Fuel Use in Cement Kilns

UNDERSTANDING THE CORPORATE PERSPECTIVE

Rubber Manufacturers Association

"U.S. Scrap Tire Markets 2005," Nov 2006. (796 KB PDF file) [Local copy]