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From ISDS:

The Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote and establish a voluntary program that encourages the installation of amalgam separators. This MOU is in lieu of the State Agency pursuing a legislative mandate requiring amalgam separators while federal rules are being defined on this issue. To that end both the ISDS and IEPA feel that a cooperative effort will help build awareness and expedite the use of amalgam separators by dentists; thereby increasing the recovery of amalgam and reducing the amount of mercury being discharged into wastewater.

Please take one minute to answer our 5 question survey which is a part of our MOU agreement with the IEPA so that ISDS can establish a benchmark for future efforts on our part to increase voluntary compliance.