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PCB Chemical Action Plan

Publication number Date Published
15-07-002February 2015
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Author(s) Davies, Holly
Description A Chemical Action Plan (CAP) identifies, characterizes, and evaluates uses and releases of specific persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals (PBT) or a group of chemicals and recommends actions to protect human health and the environment (173-333 WAC). PBTs are considered the “worst of the worst” chemical contaminants because they remain in the environment for a long time, and build up within organisms and/or the food chain.

This Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) CAP estimates releases of PCBs from various sources to air, land, and water. It also describes the physical and chemical properties of PCBs and why they are considered toxic to humans and other organisms. The recommendations are a set of actions to reduce and phase out uses, releases, and exposures in Washington in consideration of current management approaches. An economic analysis on the cost of recommendations and the most promising options is also included.
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Keywords PCB, waste, PCBs, chemical action plan

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