Concern has been expressed that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and possibly other toxic substances may have been improperly disposed of in fuel and waste oils, subsequently finding their way into bituminous materials in Connecticut. Because PCBs are soluble in hydrocarbon solvents and oils, the high cost of disposal and the present non-hazardous classification of waste oil in Connecticut, their presence in bituminous materials is possible. PCBs are known to be ubiquitous in the environment. It is also possible, therefore, for trace PCB contamination in bituminous materials to be the result of background PCB levels from non-specific sources. The purpose of this research project is two-fold: 1. To develop a qualitative and quantitative method of PCB analysis in bituminous materials, and 2. To determine whether PCBs are present in bituminous materials from selected sampling sites in Connecticut. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Based upon Final Report, JHR 84-160, August 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Connecticut, Storrs

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 261 Glenbrook Road
    Storrs, CT  United States  06269-2037

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Highways, 24 Wolcott Hill Road, P.O. Drawer A
    Wethersfield, CT  United States  06109
  • Authors:
    • Hoag, G E
    • Alexander, S E
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHR84-161
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM