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PCB Educational Seminars
PCB Disposal provides tailor-made PCB seminars based on the needs of the target audience.

The basic topics presented include:

1) Perception

• Public and “NIMBY” syndrome
• Media sensationalism and misinformation
• Potential health risks (real or imagined)
• Common misconceptions

2) Background-History

• Discovery
• Manufacturing
• Importation
• Wide ranging uses and applications
• Improper handling and disposal
• Notable PCB accidents
• Manufacturing ban
• Ban on US-Canada imports and exports

3) Chemistry

• Comparison with other chlorinated hydrocarbons
• Environmental behaviour of PCBs
• Water solubility
• Volatility
• Isomers, congeners and analytical methodologies
• Rapid screening techniques
• Aroclors and Congeners

4) Environmental Effects

• Persistence and bio-concentration in the environment
• Transportability
• Biodegradation
• Landfills
• Groundwater contamination

5) Regulatory Affairs

• New PCB Regulations
• MOE notifications and Director’s Instructions
• Handling and storage requirements
• Labeling of drums and equipment
• Placarding vehicles (UN 2315)
• Non-compliance

6) Occupational Health & Safety

• Steven Safe’s data
• Epidemiological data from utilities
• Effects in humans
• Dibenzofurans and dioxins

7) Spills, Fires, Floods, Vandalism

• Documented disasters
• Reportable spills
• Emergency measures
• Cleanup materials and personal protective equipment
• Decontamination methodologies
• Sampling and confirmatory analysis

8) Legal Aspects - Insurance Concerns

• Liabilities and responsibilities
• Due diligence
• Deepest pockets scenario
• Environmental Impairment
• Errors and Omissions
• Comprehensive coverage
• Automobile coverage
• Premiums and exclusions

9) PCB Management

• Askarel transformer replacement
• Mineral oil transformer reclassification
• Light ballasts, capacitors, circuit breakers, potheads, PILC cable
• Drums, handling, storage, transportation

10) Destruction Technologies

• Mobile chemical destruction
• Incineration
• Transformer carcass decontamination
• Bio-remediation

11) Contingency Planning

• Importance of notifying local Fire Department
• "PLAN" in writing
• Equipment and procedures
• Emergency Response Coordinator
• Periodic training of personnel
• 24 Hour “Hot Line”



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