Polychlorinated biphenyl

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  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls Essay

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    Introduction: I will expound on my point of view in environmentalist interest group to discuss the causes and effects of a high convergence of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Kalamazoo River and afterward discuss how to deal with the issue and give my own proposals and concentrate on one to two of my own recommendations completely. On July 25, 2010 Enbridge Energy's Alberta tar sands pipeline burst close Marshall, Michigan, spilling an expected 800,000 gallons of poisonous substantial unrefined

  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls Research Paper

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    The substance that I decided to discuss is polychlorinated biphenyls(PCBs). The reason I chose this substance is because I never heard of it and I wanted to gain further knowledge on it. In 1865 the first PCBs similar chemical was found by a product of coal tar. PCBs is a man made chlorinated hydrocarbons and was produced in the United States for almost 50 years. It was finally banned in 1979. According to our textbook Warren County, a dominate black area had 32,000 cubic yards that was contaminated

  • A Brief Note On Pcbs And Its Effects On Human Health

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    Introduction Water pollution can be potentially harmful to the environment, aquatic ecosystems, food production, and can significantly impact human health. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are manufactured organic compounds containing over 209 types of chlorinated chemicals (Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 2014). Since PCBs are organic compounds, they can be degraded in the environment. PCBs can be broken down by sunlight or biodegrade by microorganisms. However, the degrading process depends

  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Nature and Management

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    PCB: Nature and Management Introduction The history of PCB's (known as the Polychlorinated Biphenyls) dates back to the early 1930's. There is no record of the chemical existing in nature prior to this. This chemical substance is a type of oil that is chlorinated. It is hardly reactive with other substances. It is not even prone to rapid combustion and serves as an electrical insulator. The chemical also maintains its structural integrity when subjected to high temperature and pressure. This

  • Essay on Dredging the Hudson River

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    Dredging the Hudson River For the past year, the subject of polychlorinated biphenyls in the Hudson River and what should be done about them has been discussed by politicians and residents all over the capital region. Often the top story on the local news, the front page headline of the newspaper, the subject of a special on television, or the reason for a town meeting, dredging has become a much debated topic. With all the information being exchanged and opinions published, it is easy for the

  • Ge Sustainability Assessment Week 2

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    of New York, settling to pay a mere $3 million dollars for the damage caused to the Hudson River. According to Cray (2001), “GE executives probably hoped the deal would bury the issue forever, and that everyone concerned about the PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) lying on the bottom of the river would let nature take its course.” (Multinational Monitor, 2001) During that time Jack Welch’s stance on the accusations resulted in historical comments filled with denial, Jack said, during a 60 Minutes

  • Pobs Environmental Effects

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    Water pollution has been a growing concern in the United States, from the BP oil spill to the Flint water crisis, because of the adverse effects it can have on the environment and the health effects in humans and animals. Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, were used widely as coolants and lubricants in transformers, capacitors, and other electrical equipment. The manufacture of PCBs stopped in the United States in October 1977 because of evidence that PCBs accumulate in the environment and may cause

  • Ocean Pollution

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    As I look out at the beautiful ocean, the silky sand and gorgeous seashells lay underneath my feet. The blue waves crashing down onto the shore. The ocean is truly a beautiful sight to see. However, we are slowly ruining this beautiful thing because of the way we treat this planet, the ocean is extremely polluted and marine life is paying for it. A few of the ways mankind is damaging marine life is by heavy oil pollution, and exposing marine life to dangerous chemicals. One way our oceans are polluted

  • Dead Orca Research Paper

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    In 2002, a deceased female orca was discovered on Dungeness Spit in Washington. The dead orca contained 1000 parts per million (ppm) PCBs, an estimated six times more than the average Pacific Northwest orca (1). PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are a type of manufactured chemical. Their use was predominantly within electrical equipment, acting as coolants or lubricants, along with being used in paints, cement, or other common material (2). Such chemicals are a large issue in the PNW, despite being

  • Water Pollution Essay

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    mosquitoes. According to Farmers continue to use harmful chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls which is used for lubrication on farming equipment such as tractors, air compressors, pumps, and other agricultural machinery however it was later found to be harmful to the environment and cause cancer to animals (ATSDR). The list continues on with polybrominated diphenyl ethers which is a flame retardant, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins which is used as a herbicide, and ammonium perfluorooctanoate