NGO: France risks missing PCB clean-up deadline

Efforts to decontaminate or dispose of equipment containing toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in France are being seriously delayed, according to green group France Nature Environment. The country risks missing a December 2010 clean-up deadline, it warns.

Owners of PCB-containing equipment such as transformers and resistors in the electricity generation sector still have to decontaminate 24,000 devices or about half of the total amount of equipment requiring decontamination or disposal, according to the NGO.

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