Category Archives: PCB

PCB in municipal waste incineration

NIPSECT has made a literature study for the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) about what happens when PCB-contaminated waste is incinerated at municipal solid waste incinerators.  PCB This study reviews the available scientific and technical literature about the fate and mass balance of  PCB in non-hazardous waste (< 50 ppm) burned in a conventional municipal solid waste incinerator with a…
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Dioxin 2014 in Madrid, Spain

Every year there is a very large International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants arranged somewhere in the World. These days from August 31st - September 5th the 34th Symposium is going on in Madrid, Spain. The symposium chair is my friend Dr. Begona Jiménez, I met at a EU project evaluation meeting some years ago.…
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High concentrations of environmental toxins in freshwater fish i Norway

Lake Mjøsa A new large study (in Norwegian with summary in English) of  three large lakes in Norway revealed that toxic chemicals emitted from common consumer products still accumulate at high concentrations in freshwater fish and zooplankton. The analysed chemicals were mercury, siloxanes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS). The highest…
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New Danish Guideline for handling PCB residues in thermo windows

Thermo windows and doors produced about 40-50 years ago contained PCB in sealings. Such windows have a limited life time and will be removed at building restorations.  In this connection PCB may be emitted to the environment, if the disposal  is handled incorrectly. A new official Danish Guideline for handling PCB residues in thermo windows (in Danish)…
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