Evaluation of Risks Associated with Dioxin Emissions From a Resource Recovery Facility

by Edward P. Kunce, Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Dana C. Pedersen, Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Dioxin emissions from resource recovery facilities are a current concern to the application of this technology in the disposal of municipal refuse. A quantitative risk assessment performed for a proposed facility resulted in potential carcinogenic risks on the order of 1. 7 in one million, a level considered to be within acceptable ranges by both regulators and the general public. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Risk management | Chemical compounds | Emissions | Recycling | Municipal wastes | Local government | Waste disposal | Health hazards

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