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Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Regulations and Substitutes. A Compliance Manual for the U.S. Mining Industry.

Authors
Westin-RA; Burruss-RP; Woodcock-B
Source
NTIS: PB/80-157340 :89 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001243
Abstract
Polychlorinated biphenyls (pcb's) have been widely used as fire- resistant, dielectric coolants in electrical equipment used in mining applications including transformers, capacitors, electric motors, and electromagnets. In addition, pcb's have been used in hydraulic and heat transfer fluids and are present in many oil- filled transformers. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently banned the manufacture of pcb's and equipment using pcb's and imposed strict requirements on the continued use and disposal of existing pcb equipment. This manual discusses the EPA requirements, suggests ways to decrease the risks resulting from continued use of pcb equipment, and surveys the non-pcb equipment that is available as replacements for the pcb electrical equipment presently used in mines.
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-157340
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
OFR 27-80
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/80-157340
Performing Organization
Versar Inc.
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