Reducing Inadvertently Generated PCBs Through Pollution Prevention
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pollution Prevention program supports the development and implementation of P2 solutions through grant programs, technical assistance, and by connecting researchers, industry experts, and others to develop innovative solutions to environmental challenges. Preventing pollution at its source means fewer hazards posed to public health and the environment. This approach can also save businesses money.
In EPA Region 10 (WA, OR, ID, AK), the regional Pollution Prevention and PCB programs have collaborated to address the challenge of iPCBs. The programs have worked together to evaluate potential options for reducing iPCBs in products and to support state environmental agencies, EPA’s Office for Research and Development, and industry experts in developing upstream P2 approaches to reduce the release of iPCBs into the environment.