Title: CHLOROPHENOL SITES IN SWEDEN – A MAJOR DIOXIN RESERVOIR WITH COMPLEX CONTAMINATION PATTERN 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2006 
Availability: Conference paper:The 26th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants – DIOXIN2006 was held August 21 – 25, 2006 
Author 1/Producer: Tysklind, Mats 
Other Authors/Producers: Ylva Persson, Sofia Frankki, Rolf Andersson, Lars Öberg and Ulf Skyllberg 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Publisher: Dioxin 2006 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www5.shocklogic.com/scripts/JMEvent/abstracts/FCC-260 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
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EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Sources
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site description
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
 
Short description: Surveys of dioxins and related compounds focused on identification and quantification of sources in Sweden show that a major reservoir of dioxins is connected to the use of chlorophenol (CP) based wood preservatives (1,2). In Sweden, CP preservatives have been used at approximately 400 – 500 sawmill sites. The total accumulated amount of dioxins at these sawmill sites, expressed as toxic equivalents (TEQs), is estimated to be in the range of 2-50 kg TEQ (1). 
Link to Project(s): MCN Northern Sweden Soil Remediation Center
 
Submitted By: Mr Thomas Liljedahl WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 06/11/2006