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2008-10-10 21:00:17

By ERIK ROBINSON Banks of capacitors free of polychlorinated biphenyls at Bonneville Power Administration's substation at the Ross Complex in Hazel Dell.

2008-10-07 09:00:48

Hydrodec (AIM:HYR) today officially opened the nation's first sustainable transformer oil refinery in Canton, Ohio, where it will produce SUPERfine(TM)--the world's first sustainable and reusable transformer oil(1).

2008-10-01 12:00:24

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- People and homes in California have been found to have significantly higher levels of toxic flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), compared to other locations in the country and the world.

2008-09-19 00:00:29

Decades have been wasted examining the problem of carcinogens while not doing enough to stem "industrial manslaughter," a U.S. researcher said.

2008-09-16 21:00:16

By ERIK ROBINSON Alcoa will scoop 56,000 cubic yards of PCB-tainted sediment from the Columbia River near its old Vancouver smelter under a legally binding agreement reached this week with the state Department of Ecology.

2008-09-08 09:00:00

By CHELSEA CONABOY More loons than ever - 240 pairs - nested in New Hampshire this year. But biologists aren't cheering. That's because those pairs are having a hard time reproducing. Of the 125 loon chicks born this season, 95 survived, according to monitoring by the Loon Preservation Committee.

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2008-09-04 17:14:02

Scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute reported Thursday that the tiny Arctic ivory gull has the highest known concentrations of PCBs, chemicals long used in the pesticide DDT along with plastics, paints and other products.

2008-08-29 21:00:17

State, local and federal officials gathered in Ohio this week to celebrate the cleanup of PCBs, uranium, radium and thorium from the Ashtabula River.


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