Title

Experts from Maine's Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environ

Authors

Matt Dodge

Source

Mainebiz

Date

3-19-2012

Pages

1, 6

Abstract

Experts from Maine's Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently met with architects, government officials, waste management professionals, and others at a forum hosted by Augusta-based TRC, a construction management firm, to discuss the likelihood of stricter Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) regulations. Although PCBs have not been manufactured in the U.S. since 1979, they have been found to "desorb" into surrounding materials and can impact air quality long after materials containing PCBs have been removed from a structure. Since PCBs are often found in older buildings, especially in schools and municipal locations, renovation projects can be more complicated and costly due to PCB testing and abatement.

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