March 30, 2017
Danny Reible is an environmental engineer from Texas Tech University, who researches the management of contaminated sediments. (He has served as a consultant for both the EPAand GE, but not on the Housatonic clean-up project.) Reible says PCBs can be safely disposed of next to a river, in part, because, unlike some other toxins, they bind to organic matter and are less likely to move.
"A properly designed landfill could manage these materials indefinitely," Reible says.
He explains a secure disposal site would be monitored -- and lined and covered with clay and plastic.