||Assessment of PCDDs and PCDFs from PCB transformer and capacitor fires /
||Technical Resources, Inc., Bethesda, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Polychlorinated biphenyls. ;
Polychlorinated dibenzofurans. ;
Electric transformers. ;
Fire safety ;
Air pollution control ;
Industrial plants ;
Chemical reactions ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Industrial wastes ;
Toxic substances ;
Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins ;
Polychlorinated dibenzofurans ;
Liquid waste disposal ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||130 pages ; 28 cm
The EPA, under the Toxic Substances Control Act, has been mandated to develop appropriate regulations for the control of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). In light of this responsibility the EPA Office of Toxic Substances recently issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) intended to define the problem of releases of PCBs and other toxic compounds during fires involving transformers and capacitors containing PCBs. The EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) has also been mandated under the recently released Dioxin Strategy document to evaluate fire accidents involving PCB transformers and capacitors as potential new sources of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) in the environment. To develop the information to support the two mandated programs, the EPA/ORD undertook this study to assess the problems associated with fires involving askarels, to catalog the contamination experiences and to review potential decontamination methods as well as disposal of contaminated material. This study assesses the chemistry of PCBs under thermal conditions and evaluates the generation of PCDDs and PCDFs. It reviews technologies for destruction and disposal of PCBs and their toxic contaminants. Methodologies to assess potential hazards and reduce exposure are also discussed.
Caption title. "May 1985." "EPA/600/2-85/036." Microfiche.