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Document ID (ISN)28447
CIS number 78-123
ISBN(s) 0-11-751000-9
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Department of the Environment, London.
Title Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) wastes.
Bibliographic information Waste Management Paper No.6, H.M. Stationery Office, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, Sep. 1976. 19p. 6 ref. Price: ú0.57.
Abstract This technical memorandum and code of practice contains sections on: properties of PCBs; chemical and biochemical degradation; trade names of PCBs; industrial processes giving rise to PCB waste; acute and chronic toxicity in man; disposal methods; handling procedures, labelling, storage and containment, contamination (cleanliness, housekeeping); use of alternative materials (in transformers and capacitors for fluorescent light fittings and motors).
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; polychlorinated biphenyls; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; insulating materials; hydraulic fluids; garbage incineration; recovery of substances; warning notices; substitution; safe working methods; directive; storage
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Waste collection and disposal