Quote Originally Posted by jscott View Post
I took a workshop from a famous photographer and ardent environmentalist who told us that darkroom chemicals are chemically similar to chemical fertilizer, so collect them and spread them on your lawn. I asked about selenium being a poison and he refuted that as if there was no truth to it. I know that in our workshop a fair volume of stuff went right down the drain, presumably into the unconfined river floodplain aquifer (I'm a geologist by training).

So that's the word from a lefty tree hugger photog (the teacher, not me) who spends much of his time and money fighting land development in western Washington State.

there used to be an active member here who claimed selenium was harmless
because trace amounts were found in multi vitamins and in sea water ...

a company called ITRONICS in nevada reclaims photochemistry from all over the west coast
and converts it to fertilizer .. they remove the bad-bits first though ...