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Y-12 Polychlorinated Biphenyls Problem
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DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
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Specific Material\General
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Publication Date:
1980 Apr 02
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Nov 02
OpenNet Modified Date:
2015 Feb 13
In February 1964, the Y-12 Plant began using a cutting oil in one of its shops which contained polychlorinated biphenyls. PCB was used until November 1971. Since 1971, the shop has used the non-pcb product. In March 1980, it was found that there were 3,000-4,000 ppm PCB in the system and the amount exceeded the standards established by the EPA.

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