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by George Cushnie, NMFRC

Question and Answer Archive.

George Cushnie

Get your pollution prevention questions answered by expert George Cushnie.  His P2 experience can help you save money, reduce waste and improve compliance.  Mr. Cushnie will try to answer your equipment, process, and procedural questions by drawing on 30 years of experience in the metal finishing field.  He is the author of Pollution Prevention and Control Technology for Plating Operations, often referred to as the Blue Book.  He also served as the committee chairman of the AESF Pollution Control committee for more than five years.

Mr. Cushnie will try to field as many P2 metal finishing related questions as possible and the NMFRC maintains an archive (coming soon) of general interest questions and answers. There is no cost for this service. Please try to keep your questions appropriate for this format. Mr. Cushnie cannot provide, in an e-mail exchange, highly detailed, site specific, or consulting-level responses. To ask your question, simply complete the form below.

To ask your question, complete the form below. Make sure your email address is valid and correctly entered. Mr. Cushnie will respond only to the address provided in the form.





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Disclaimer: George Cushnie is an independent consultant and is not employed by the EPA. Mr. Cushnie offers answers to questions in good faith, to the best of his knowledge. However, this nature of this forum limits him to the information provided by the submitter, and omits data derived firsthand from site visits. Often times, data and observations derived from visits to the facility can significantly improve the quality of diagnosis and suggested corrective action. Readers and submitters are encouraged to use these answers as a guideline only, and explore other available sources of information in greater detail before making key decisions or process changes.


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