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  • n. The chlorinated derivative of ethylene Cl2C=CCl2; it is widely used for the dry cleaning of fabrics and for metal-degreasing.


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  • In 2010 the Army Corps of Engineers solicited bids for clean-up work at the facility, according to a public notice which said "trichloroethene (TCE) and tetrachloroethene (PCE) are a significant part of the remediation."

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  • Among them were the carcinogens benzene, tetrachloroethene and 1,4-dichlorobenzene.

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  • It notes how a local water purveyor had detected low-level concentrations of organic solvents, including tetrachloroethene, which can affect the central nervous system, kidney, liver and reproductive system.

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  • City officials had resisted accepting the land at the same time it took the rest of the Navy base because contamination from an old dry-cleaning facility had left the ground polluted with potentially hazardous tetrachloroethene that was seeping into Lake Druid.


  • Contamination was discovered at the plaza in 2005, and a full investigation in 2008 and 2009 found groundwater contamination from seven volatile organic compounds, including tetrachloroethene, also known as PCE or PERC, and its breakdown components: trichloroethene, or TCE, cis-1,2-Dichloroethene, and vinyl chloride.

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  • The 2,700-page report of the 10-month initial phase details information on chemicals and bacteria found in more than one-third of the off-base homes tested, with traces of the dry-cleaning solvent tetrachloroethene, fecal and total coliforms, and nitrates responsible for the majority of the associated risks, experts said.

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  • The drums contained tetrachloroethene, a carcinogenic chemical, and it cost the building owner more than $4,500 to properly remove and dispose of the waste, state investigators said.

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  • Based on comparable calculations from halogenated gas emissions in the atmosphere from present-day salt seas in the south of Russia, the scientists calculated that from the Zechstein Sea alone an annual VHC emissions rate of at least 1.3 million tonnes of trichloroethene, 1.3 million tonnes of tetrachloroethene, 1.1 million tonnes of chloroform as well as 0.050 million tonnes of methyl chloroform can be assumed.

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  • The team of researchers from Russia, Austria, South Africa and Germany discovered that microbial processes in present-day salt lakes in the south of Russia and South Africa naturally produce and emit highly volatile halocarbons such as chloroform, trichloroethene, and tetrachloroethene.

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  • By comparison, the annual global industrial emissions of trichloroethene and tetrachloroethene amount to only about 20 percent of that respectively, and only about 5 percent of the chloroform from the emissions calculated for the Zechstein Sea by the scientists.

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