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Study: St. Lawrence residents have high levels of PCBs

...island have nearly 10 times as many toxic PCBs in their blood as average Americans. Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, are long-lasting chemicals once made...Arctic people in particular are exposed to PCBs because global atmospheric distribution...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100402/sta_pcbs.shtml
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Juneau Empire Online Local News: Scientists find DDT, PCBs in otters and eagle eggs from Aleutians

...August 11, 1997 Scientists find DDT, PCBs in otters and eagle eggs from Aleutians...pesticide-laden Monterrey Bay. Higher levels of PCBs were found in otters taken from Adak...most remote areas, scientists said. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, once...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081197/toxins.html
WWII Ft. Rousseau site due for cleanup

...are some buried there, too," he said.Other contaminants in the area include silver, dioxin, polychlorinated byphenyl (PCBs) and diesel fuel.Environmental investigation of the Fort Rousseau site started in 1986 but preliminary work on the latest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/wwii-ft-rousseau-site-due-cleanup
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Fans of historic cutter say it may be contaminated

...reports historic preservations contend PCBs on the ship should keep it from being sent...100. It began a tow Friday for Mexico.PCBs were used in electrical systems, paint...for export may not have accounted for all PCBs on board.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-28/fans-historic-cutter-say-it-may-be-cont
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High toxin levels found in some killer whales

...the past five years the study has found PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, and the...The 10 transient whales tested averaged PCBs at about 237.7 parts per million and...By comparison, the federal standard for PCBs in red meat for human consumption is 3...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060699/Loc_orcas.html
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Dead orca had high levels of poison

...contaminants found in the dead whale were PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, and the...Alaska waters - about 651 parts per million PCBs and about 1,003 parts per million DDTs...Food and Drug Administration standard for PCBs in fish for human consumption is 2 parts...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072301/sta_Orca.shtml
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$25 million cleanup may end by winter

...lead battery casings and transformers containing oils with polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly called PCBs, have been removed from the site. "PCBs and lead are the two contaminants that still remain," said Neil Thompson of the Environmental Protection...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062403/sta_cleanup.shtml
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Years of research reveal more about iconic orcas

...Central California and eating salmon from the Columbia and Sacramento rivers; and have high levels of banned pollutants such as PCBs.Yet, despite recovery efforts including new rules that prevent vessels from coming within 200 yards of any orca and designated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/years-research-reveal-more-about-iconic
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...found in some killer whales Study finds PCBs in blubber samples THE JUNEAU EMPIRE ANCHORAGE...the past five years the study has found PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, and the...The 10 transient whales tested averaged PCBs at about 237.7 parts per million and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060699/Loc_orcas.shtml
Study: Farmed salmon show high PCB levels

...of Americans because of high levels of PCBs that have been found in limited samples...Portland, Ore., contained concentrations of PCBs that were 16 times higher than those found...ground-up small fish that have absorbed PCBs. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073003/sta_farmedsalmon.shtml
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