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Subject Keyword RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT. ♦ CHLORINATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS ♦ REMOVAL ♦ CAPACITORS ♦ ECONOMICS ♦ INCINERATORS ♦ TRANSFORMERS ♦ AROMATICS ♦ ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ♦ EQUIPMENT ♦ HALOGENATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS ♦ ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS ♦ ORGANIC COMPOUNDS ♦ ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS 560400* -- Other Environmental Pollutant Effects
Abstract The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) projects a $10 to $20 billion cost to eliminate polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in its report recommending that current Environmental Protection Agency regulations continue to allow equipment with 50 parts per million (ppM) or less. The report estimates that transformer manufacturers have sufficient capacity to replace all PCB-contaminated equipment in 8.4 years if they increase production by 50%, but it will take longer to replace capacitors outside the utility industry. A shortage of disposal facilities could be a problem unless more PCB incinerators are licensed. An alternative to complete replacement that uses a solvent rinse to lower contamination below the 50 ppM level would cost $8.7 billion. Other options include inspection for leaks and leak potential. 4 tables. (DCK)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1982-05-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Electr. Light Power
Volume Number 60
Issue Number 5


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