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Chemko Strážske buys technology to get rid of toxic PCBs

Chemical company Chemko Strážske is planning to install technological equipment to dispose of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) - toxic, carcinogenic chemicals - using a process without combustion that is more environmentally acceptable.

A contract to supply the technology is expected to be signed within six weeks.

Project manager Martin Murin, Greenpeace spokesman Juraj Rizman, and Tomáš Trnovec of the Slovak Medical University announced the project on September 17.

Murin said it would cost $4 million US to acquire the PCB liquidation technology, and an additional $2 million would be spent in the second stage to purchase equipment to extract sludge with a high PCB concentration from waste channels, drain water from Chemko to the Laborec River, and process contaminated soil.

He said the purchase and installation of the equipment should take 12 to 16 months.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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