Question # 235

235. In the Federal Register, (53 FR 4538; February 16, 1988) EPA describes cyanide compounds as X+CN- where X=H+ or any other group where a formal dissociation may occur; examples are KCN and Ca(CN)2. Are cyanide compounds that do not dissociate reportable?
Cyanide compounds that do not dissociate are not reportable. However, dissociable cyanide compounds are not limited to the simple salts. Rather, this category includes all cyanide compounds for which dissociation upon release to the environment is expected to occur.