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The Environmental Protection Agency, citing nearly 40 examples, informs the Smithsonian Institution that it is "in violation of the disposal, use, storage, marking, and record keeping requirements of the PCB regulations" and sets a 30-day deadline for compliance.


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Nancy Lewis and John Anderson. "Smithsonian Told to Comply On PCB Leaks." Washington Post, 27 July 1985.

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July, 1985


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