Monday, February 9, 2009

PCBs found in drums unearthed in Connecticut cemetery

A breaking news item from the Connecticut Post reports that drums unearthed at St. John the Baptist Greek Catholic Cemetery in Monroe last year contain PCBs. These carcinogens - polychlorinated biphenyls once used in transformers and hydraulic fluids - have leached into the ground, according to an EPA analysis. The Post reports that the site previously was a private airport, but authorities say that it is unknown where the drums came from and who owned them.

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