PCB (Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls) is a group of chemicals banned by EPA due to their toxicity. PCBs are a carcinogen and can cause liver damage and a skin condition “chloracne.” PCBs are regulated under TSCA, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. PCBs are not a waste as defined by RCRA but PCBs are regulated for disposal in 40 CFR 761.
Prior to 1978, fluorescent light ballasts were manufactured containing dielectric insulating compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). Another harmful chemical (DEHP) was used in the production lighting ballasts until 1985. DEHP is a listed substance regulated under CERCLA. If generators landfill DEHP containing products and the site requires cleanup the generator will be held liable.
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