polychlorinated biphenyl

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polychlorinated biphenyl

(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of compounds in which chlorine atoms replace the hydrogen atoms in biphenyl: used in industry in electrical insulators and in the manufacture of plastics; a toxic pollutant that can become concentrated in animal tissue. Abbreviation: PCB

polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)

n bifenilo policlorado (BPC), policlorobifenilo
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PCBs are a group of synthetic organic chemicals that contain 209 individual chlorinated biphenyl compounds (known as congeners) with varying harmful effects.
The majority of these will have Poly Chlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) concentrations less than 49 Parts Per Million (PPM) PCB; however if a bidder has the capacity to accept and recycle higher concentrations of PCBs for metals recovery we would like to understand and may entertain using that capacity for resource recovery purposes PG&E may elect to use our existing contracted hazardous waste haulers for the transport of the OFE; or may have the bidder provide transport at our option.