Protecting Spokane's Water

When it comes to the water we use to live, work and play with in Spokane, we all care about keeping it safe and clean.


Campaign Summary

A significant threat to Spokane's water is polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs. PCBs are a class of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic compounds that historically had a wide range of uses, including consumer products.

Why are PCBs a concern? Once a PCB enters the environment, they do not break down easily. Instead they persist and continuously cycle through the environment eventually entering the food chain. Commercial production of PCBs ended in 1979. However, inadvertent production of PCBs is allowed to continue under current Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulations.

What can be done to reduce the amount of PCBs entering the environment? Click through each of the pages for this campaign (i.e. Home, Kids at Play, Stormdrain, Driveway and/or Garage) and see what you can do around your own home.

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in General Consumer Products  |  June 2014  |  Publication No. 14-04-035  |   WA Dept. of Ecology
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