Tests Show PCB Releases From Anniston Incinerator

Date: March 4, 2004

Source: News Room

Test results have indicated that the Anniston, Ala. Incinerator designed to destroy old Cold War munitions released measurable PCBs last year. The incinerator has been working since last August to destroy M55 rockets containing sarin nerve agent and small amounts of PCBs. Westinghouse, which operates the incinerator and disclosed the results, said the emissions were minute and fell well within safety standards. Westinghouse also questioned whether the test results might have been influenced by Anniston's longstanding connection with PCBs, which were manufactured in the city for decades.

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