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Latest Polychlorinated biphenyl Stories

2010-01-12 15:26:04

University of Iowa researchers have confirmed that sediments of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC) in East Chicago, Ind., are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

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2009-12-07 10:50:32

An international team of researchers detected low concentrations of these toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds in samples taken from America’s highest mountain.

2009-11-16 08:02:21

Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand.

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2009-09-29 06:35:00

The EPA says that hundreds of school buildings across the US have caulk around windows and doors that contain potentially cancer-causing PCBs.

2009-07-23 10:12:29

A gift company started by a musician inspired by a landfill has created a wind chime supporting the ecology of New York's Hudson River, the company says. Woodstock Percussion Inc.'s Hudson River Chime supports the non-profit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, founded by U.S.

2009-07-14 11:30:00

ATLANTA, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PESI) today announced the receipt of authorization by the U.S.

2009-07-08 13:20:00

A long-term environmental research project being conducted at the University of Houston may offer important information about the effects of Hurricane Ike on pollution levels and help regulators determine whether existing fish-consumption advisories remain appropriate.

2009-07-07 13:29:22

U.S. scientists are studying Hurricane Ike's effect on Galveston, Texas, water pollution levels to determine whether fish-consumption rules are still needed. University of Houston researchers said their findings might offer important information about the effects of last September's storm.

2009-07-02 10:37:04

The River Raisin in southeastern Michigan is set to undergo a multimillion-dollar clean-up to remove polychlorinated biphenyls from its waters, experts say. Alie Muneer, a U.S.

2009-06-04 11:31:56

State officials in Maryland say Atlantic striped bass caught in coastal waters should not be consumed because they may contain a toxic substance. The Baltimore Sun said Maryland Department of the Environment officials have urged the general public to avoid consuming striped bass and bluefish from coastal waters more than once a month. The warning from the state agency was in response to the recent discovery of high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in fish caught in area coastal waters, the...


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