Approx. 1,400 kg of Apirolio, an extremely toxic insulating oil mixture, containing polychlorobiphenyls (75.6%) and polychlorobenzenes (24.2%) with traces of dioxins and furans, were accidentally spilled by a truck transporting an electric transformer, along 12 kms of SS 16 bis speedway on Dec. 7th, 1988. After immediate off-limiting of the accident area, a reclamation strategy was adopted that, based on accurate analytical survey of the contaminated environments (asphalt, agricultural soil, trees, produce, groundwater), allowed safe decontamination of the area.
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Research Article| February 01 1992
Accidental Road Spilling of Polychlorobiphenyls – A Case History
Water Sci Technol (1992) 25 (3): 239–246.
L. Liberti, D. Petruzzelli, G. Tiravanti; Accidental Road Spilling of Polychlorobiphenyls – A Case History. Water Sci Technol 1 February 1992; 25 (3): 239–246. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1992.0098
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