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Main Title Measurement of Fugitive Atmospheric Emissions of Polychlorinated Biphenyls from Hazardous Waste Landfills.
Author Lewis, R. G. ; Martin, B. E. ; Sgontz, D. L. ; Howes, J. E. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-3745; EPA/600/J-85/243;
Stock Number PB86-136215
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Earthfills ; Air pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sites ; Quality assurance ; Performance evaluation ; Monitors ; Leaching ; Reprints ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Air pollution sampling ; Toxic Substance Control Act of 1978 ; State of the art
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-136215 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Four landfills known to contain large quantities of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were monitored for atmospheric emissions: Three of these were uncontrolled and contained large numbers of electrical capacitors, many of which were scattered on the surface and leaking PCB askarel fluids. The other is a state-of-the-art PCB waste landfill designed to exceed the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1978 (ToSCA) for PCB disposal. High atmospheric PCB concentrations were measured at the uncontrolled sites, while air levels were at or near background at the ToSCA-designed landfill. PCBs were detected at low levels in gas vents at the latter site.