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E-M:/ PCB pollution elsewhere in the world

Enviro-Mich message from Blair Orr <bdorr@mtu.edu>

An interesting post from another list on PCB pollution.

Blair Orr   Michigan Tech     bdorr@mtu.edu

>Date:         Sat, 14 Jun 1997 16:03:56 SLT
>Reply-To: "Rohan H. Wickramasinghe" <rohan@ITES.AC.LK>
>Sender: Ecotoxicology Discussion List <ECOTOXICOLOGY-L@LISTSERV.VT.EDU>
>From: "Rohan H. Wickramasinghe" <rohan@ITES.AC.LK>
>Organization: Institute for Tropical Environmental Studies
>Subject:      PCB pollution
>" The Island " newspaper of Sri Lanka reports that Sri Lankan
>terrorists have again (last week) destroyed (three) government
>transformers in the east of the country. While advice has been
>given via the newspapers and radio from time to time that PCBs
>(polychlorinated biphenyls) released from damaged transformers
>are persistent and will have injurious consequences on all
>alike indiscriminately, this information does not seem to have
>had an effect. Such advice did, however, have a beneficial
>impact on another (different) group of insurgents who engaged
>in the same practice in 1988/89.
>Rohan H. Wickramasinghe
>(email: rohan@ites.ac.lk)

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