PCBs Found in Smithsonian Buildings

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The District of Columbia Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Unit uncovers evidence in Smithsonian Institution buildings numerous high-voltage transformers leaking PCBs.


Chronology of Smithsonian History


John Anderson & Nancy Lewis, "D.C. Fire Dept. Finds Leaking PCBs in Smithsonian Buildings," Washington Post, 18 July 1985.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


June 27, 1985


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