Japanese Company May Hold the Key to PCB Recycling   1 comment

Hyrdrodec logoProper disposal of PCBs is a complex process that has challenged recycling centers for decades. In fact, “billions of barrels of  PCB-laced  oil are thought to be stockpiled worldwide  because it is very expensive to dispose of or hard to degrade” (Proactive Investors). However,  a Japanese company by the name of Hydrodec may be changing all of that.

Hydrodec has “invented a way of re-cycling oil used in electricity transformers that removes cancer causing PCBs” (Proactive Investors). This new method is already in use at the company’s refineries in America and Australia, and is awaiting EPA approval. After eight years of research, Hyrdrodec has established “the only re-processing technique in the world that removes PCBs from transformer fluid” (Proactive Investors).

This is certainly an exciting step forward in the fight to remove cancerous PCBs from our environment. To read more about this technological breakthrough, click here.

billions of barrels of  PCB-laced  oil are thought to be stockpiled worldwide  because it is very expensive to dispose of or hard to degrade.
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Posted October 24, 2010 by lymphomactivist in Uncategorized

One response to “Japanese Company May Hold the Key to PCB Recycling

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  1. Even though this is only a recycling method for PCB-containg electrical transformer oil, it’s still a step in the right direction! It seems like a pretty narrow use, but I guess something is better than nothing.

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