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Although an essential element for living cells, Phosphorus can have serious environmental effects when found in natural or engineering environments.

Major sources of Phosphorus pollution can come from wastewater effluent, commercial chemicals and agricultural waste.  Phosphorus minerals, such as struvite and vivianite, can precipitate and form scales in drinking water and wastewater systems.

Although these minerals are problems when left uncontrolled and unmonitored, their recovery is beneficial.

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November 15 is Texas Recycles Day. This day to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling started in Texas in 1994 and became a national event in 1997.

Participants across the country are hosting recycling events throughout the season to raise awareness for this day. Visit http://americarecyclesday.org/ to find a recycling event near you. For more information, contact Kim Patak.

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