Demolition and removal of the electrical equipment in cabins,- Demolish prefabricated cabin walls and asbestos materials- Removal and disposal of transformers (including askarel
Concerned about the possible effects to the environment and what measures the Agriculture Ministry is taking regarding the dumping of the Electricity Authority's (EAC) highly toxic askarel transformers, Greens MP George Perdikis had asked that parliament be informed on the matter.
Askarel transformers, also known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) or transformers, were manufactured prior to 1977 and were deliberately insulated with PCBs as a dielectric.
In 1987, transformers containing a total of about 160 tonnes of askarel oil were due to be dismantled and disposed.
Here, we studied the acute effects of Askarel (which contains Aroclor 1260) and two substitute transformer fluids (the silicone oil-based DC561 and the mineral oil-based ENOL C) on rat testicular steroidogenesis.
We also examined the capacity of postmitochondrial testicular fractions from normal animals to produce steroid hormones during a short-term in vitro exposure to Askarel.
The options for askarel type equipment (filled with very high-level PCBs) include transformer replacement, multiple retrofill reclassification, and processor-based reclassification.
Motter and Batyko indicate two technologies are currently available to reclassify askarel transformers: first, series retrofill, and second the processor-based method.
Although the EPA banned further production and sale of PCB in 1979, approximately 200,000 transformers containing askarel - a generic name for PCB fluid - were already in use throughout the United States.
In addition to askarel units, an estimated 2 million mineral oil-filled transformers contain PCBs.
A Sidi Bel Abbes, fera-t-il observer, sont concentres les dechets provenant de l'ENIE, qui rejette annuellement pres de 72 tonnesde produits chimiques nocifs pour l'environnement, du complexe machinisme agricole, qui utilise 150 tonnes de cyanure, un produit dangereux, outre les dechets askarels
que rejette la Sonelgaz.