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Main Title PCBs in the United States industrial use and environmental distribution.
Author Durfee, Robert L. ; Contos, Gayaneh ; Whitmore, Frank C. ; Barden, James D. ; Hackman, III., E. E.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 560/6-76-005; 474.1; EPA-68-01-3259
Stock Number PB-252 012
OCLC Number 02409509
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects ; Factory and trade waste--United States
Additional Subjects Environmental impacts ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Hydraulics ; Paper industry ; Industrial wastes ; Production ; Utilization ; Water pollution control ; Air pollution control ; Solid waste disposal ; Incineration ; Law enforcement ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Photochemical reactions ; Manufacturing ; Capacitors ; Combustion products ; Transformers ; Casting ; Heat transfer ; Waste treatment ; Carbon ; Adsorbents(Materials) ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Ozonation ; Oxidation ; Photodegradation ; Earth fills ; Phthalic acids ; Alkylalton ; Silicones ; Fire safety ; Effluents ; Toxicology ; Public health ; DDT ; Pesticides ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Sanitary landfills ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD196.P65U54 1976 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 560/6-76-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/28/2007
EJED  EPA 560/6-76-005 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/27/1990
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-6-76-005 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 560-6-76-005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/19/2017
ESAD  EPA 560-6-76-005 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/06/2004
NTIS  PB-252 012 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xix, 334, [121] pages ; 28 cm.
This document presents the current state of knowledge about the production, usage, and distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the United States. The information presented is derived from detailed studies on the production and first tier user industries, the past and present generation and disposition of PCB-containing wastes, environmental transport and cumulative loads, potential alternatives to PCBs usage, inadvertent losses to and potential formation in the environment, and current regulatory authorities for PCBs control. These results indicated that, although PCBs content of industrial wastes can be reduced through various approaches (treatment, substitution, etc.), there exists a potentially severe future hazard in the form of large amounts of PCBs currently contained in land disposal sites. Further definition of this and other aspects of the PCBs problem, and determination of ways to minimize the hazard, are recommended.
Contract no. 68-01-3259. Task I, final report. Includes bibliographies and appendices.