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Decomposition of toxic and environmentally hazardous 2,3,7,8-tetra-chlorodibenzo-p-dioxin by gamma irradiation.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Experientia
0014-4754
Publication Date
Volume
41
Issue
8
Pages
1082–1084
Identifiers
PMID: 4018234
Source
Medline

Abstract

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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