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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas PCB HgrwM-Zoltung, New Braunfels, Texas Chute_ Thursday, February 26.1987 P»ge5Continued from Page I “General Electric In the ‘50s invented an oil and it was a very good insulating oil,” Sohn said. But that oil also burned. “So they developed a new chemical compound that would maintain the insulating qualities but that would not bum,” he explained. That chemical compound was PCB. A new insulating oil has now been developed and is being worked into utility systems across the country. “Back when the regulations came out, we began checking,” Biggers said “We started going through the system and we took samples of everything. We had a choice of monthly inspections to make sure they (transformers) didn't leak or removing them from the system. “We went out and located all of them and we did start a monthly inspection program until we could replace the equipment,” Biggers said. “In a year or year and a half, we had the majority <of PCB) out of the system,” he said. “We identified the areas and slowly but surely eliminated those areas. I think we've got a good handle on it,” Sohn said. PCB-filled transformers and capacitors, after removal from a utility system, must be stored in approved buildings before going to a disposal site. Government regulations state that “safe” buildings must have leak-proof roofs and must be surrounding by curbing to stop any possible leak. NBU’s building is near the old LCRA power plant. Biggers said that although the PCB-elimination decision was made in 1900, it was 1963 before the government designated the disposal sites. 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 remains buried in a landfill. Because the chemical compound adheres to all surfaces, the transformers must be decontaminated before being returned to the utility system. “They bake it out and recertify that the toxic oil is under 50 parts per million,” Biggers said. “It’s very expensive.” Biggers said the testing, inventory, record-keeping and regulations also are extensive. “We’ve got an empty building except for that capacitor,” Bigger said. “Here last yer, we let a contract to have it all removed and destroyed. Now we have a contract with a disposal service and we’re waiting for them to pick it up when they re in this area. “I doubt we have more PCB because we have gone through our system with a fine tooth comb and we’re not into an inspect urn program anymore,” he said “We’ve done that over the last five years and we are confident that our system is clean.”Continued from Page I walkways with a non-skid material or coating, immediately repairing the concrete retainer walls (which has been given an extension), repairing the grating on top of the dam, filling in a "sink hole” just below the dam and adding some signs pertaining to use of life jackets and tennis shoes while in the river It was also recommended that diving from river hanks be prohibited. Time constraints and city crew limitations may mean some of the repairs will be performed by outside firms, according to staff’s recommendation sheet. Noted is the stipulation that should such contracted services exceed 14,999, the sealed bid process would be followed. Other action by council included: — Approved third and final reading of an ordinance designating the structure at 1255 G rue ne Road, known as the Ottmar G rue ne House, as an historic landmark. — Approved third and final reading of an ordinance granting a special use permit to the owner!s) of 247 E. Garza to permit its use for medical/dental services and related service businesses — Approved third and final reading of an ordinance rezoning a 2.24-acre tract of land located at Sandalwood Drive and Riverside Drive to ZH (zero lot line) — Approved third and final reading of an ordinance establishing a nine month time limit on approval of final subdivision plats — Approved second reading of an ordinance amending the composition and appointment of members to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. 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