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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas PCB Continued from I General Electric in the 50s In vented an oil and It was a very good Insulating But that oil also So they developed a new chemical compound that would maintain the Insulating qualities but that would not he That chemical compound was A new insulating oil has now been developed and is being worked Into utility systems across the Back when the regulations came we began Blggers We started going through the system and we took samples of We had a choice of mon thly inspections to make sure they transformers didnt leak or remov ing them from the We went out and located all of them and we did start a monthly In spection program until we could replace the Blggers In a year or year and a we had the majority of PCB out of the he We identified the areas and slow ly but surely eliminated those Crossword I think weve got a good handle on PCBfilled transformers and after removal from a utility must be stored in ap proved buildings before going to a disposal Government regulations state that safe buildings must have leak proof roofs and must be surrounding by curbing to stop any possible NBUs building is near the old LCRA power Biggers said that although the PCBelimlnatlon decision was made in it was 1983 before the govern ment designated the disposal Sohn said there are only two or three approved PCB disposal sites In the country where the PCB oil is burned in intensive heat and the re mains buried in a Because the chemical compound adheres to all the transformers must be decontaminated before being returned to the utility They bake it out and recertify that the toxic oil Is under 50 parts per Biggers Its very ex Biggers said the recordkeeping and regulations also are Weve got an empty building ex cept for that Bigger Here last we let a contract to have It all removed and Now we have a contract with a disposal service and were waiting for them to pick It up when they re In this I doubt we have more PCB because we have gone through our system with a finetooth comb and were not Into an Inspection program he Weve done that over the last five years and we are confident that our system is Chute New Texas February Pages Continued from Page 1 according to staffs recom mendation Noted is the stipulation that should such con tracted services exceed the sealed bid process would be Other action by council included walkways with a nonskid material or immediately repairing the concrete retainer walls which has been given an repair ing the grating on top of the fill ing in a sink hole just below the dam and adding some signs pertain ing to use of life jackets and tennis shoes while in the It was also recommended that diving from river hanks be Time constraints and city crew limitations may mean some of the repairs will be performed by outside Approved third and final reading of an ordinance designating the structure at 1255 Gruene known as the Ottmar Gruene as an historic Approved third and final reading of an ordinance granting a special use permit to the of 247 Garza to permit Its use for medical services and related service Approved third and final reading of an ordinance rezoning a tract of land located at Sandalwood Drive and Riverside Drive to ZH zero lot Approved third and final reading of an ordinance establishing a nine month time limit on approval of final subdivision Approved second reading of an ordinance amending the composition and appointment of members to the Parks and Recreation Advisory JUrtenney 0 A i r APPAREL SALE ACROSS 1 Cartograms 5 Missile pit 9 Falsifiers 14 Olive genus 15 Inkling 16 Boundary 17 Extremely 18 20 Sea birds 21 Little Indians 22 Assayer 23 Bite 25 Repositories 27 Garment 29 Estuary 30 Spume 34 Implore 36 Awning 38 Tennis shot 39 Accelerated 42 Greek Is 43 Reptile 44 Clinkers 45 Negatives 46 Nucleic acid 47 Three masted ship 49 Utah city 51 Deadens 54 Be ambitious 58 Esperanto modification 60 Pack animal 61 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