Title

Dioxin: Field Research Opportunities at Times Beach, Missouri

Abstract

There are forty sites in Missouri which are known to be contaminated with 2,3,7,8 tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, the most toxic of the 75 possible dioxin isomers. The dioxin occurred as one of the unwanted by-products formed in the production of hexachlorophene. The contractor who was paid to dispose of these wastes mixed them with waste oil, or in a few cases may have used them directly as sprays for the control of dust on roads, parking lots, and horse arenas. A major objective of this project is to identify methods which have the greatest potential to detoxify dioxin-contaminated material, and to evaluate those methods which appear to be successful.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.


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