The decomposition of the toxic and environmentally hazardous 2378-TCDD by gamma irradiation was studied and successfully used to decontaminate laboratory wastes containing small quantities of this chemically and biologically stable compound. The method makes use of gamma irradiation from a commercial 60cobalt facility at high dose levels (1000 kGy) to break down the compound into nontoxic products. Irradiation also decomposed 2378-TCDD in contaminated soil from the Seveso accident.
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