VIDEO: U.S. EPA Cleans Up PCB Contamination In Agana Springs

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Guam- Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) are on Guam cleaning up soil and infrastructure contaminated with Polychlorinated Biphenyls or PCBs left by the military at the Agana Springs site.

PCBs were used in the past as coolants and insulating fluids for transformers. However, it was banned in the U.S. in 1979 because it was classified as a persistent toxic organic pollutant and it has been linked to cause cancer.

 

U.S. EPA says without the help of the U.S. Coast Guard, Guam EPA and the Guam Historic Preservation Office, this clean up project wouldn’t have been made possible.