Presentation Abstract

There has been a growing awareness that PCBs can be found in open applications such paints, and elastic sealants used in buildings, concrete aprons at airfields, and even city streets. Most of the attention has been on facilities constructed between 1950 and 1977, however there is limited evidence that this open use may extend into the late 1980’s. There is increasing concern about the continued manufacture and distribution of PCB containing products and some of the unexpected pathways of transport and deposition. This presentation will present information about the challenges of finding and controlling sources of PCBs affecting the Duwamish River.

Session Title

Session S-01B: PCBs in the Green/Duwamish Watershed

Conference Track

Toxics

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

Document Type

Event

Start Date

30-4-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

30-4-2014 12:00 PM

Location

Room 608-609

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Apr 30th, 10:30 AM Apr 30th, 12:00 PM

PCBs from Building Materials and Other Sources in the Urban Environment

Room 608-609

There has been a growing awareness that PCBs can be found in open applications such paints, and elastic sealants used in buildings, concrete aprons at airfields, and even city streets. Most of the attention has been on facilities constructed between 1950 and 1977, however there is limited evidence that this open use may extend into the late 1980’s. There is increasing concern about the continued manufacture and distribution of PCB containing products and some of the unexpected pathways of transport and deposition. This presentation will present information about the challenges of finding and controlling sources of PCBs affecting the Duwamish River.