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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Chemists William Marmer and Maryann Taylor look at material shaved from the underside of hides. More than 60,000 metric tons of this waste—shavings containing chromium-III sulfate used in the tanning process—are generated each year in the United States.

Photo by Peggy Greb.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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