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Vadose zone

Vadose zone

Definition

Unsaturated zone.
Vapour

Vapour

Definition

The gaseous phase of a substance.
VC
Vinyl chloride (VC)

Vinyl chloride (VC)

Definition

Also known as chloroethene and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), it is an intermediate compound manufactured in the former vinyls plant at the BIP that was reacted to make polyvinylchloride (PVC). VC can also be formed in the aquifer by the degradation of PCE and TCE.
Volatile organic compound (VOC)

Volatile organic compound (VOC)

Definition

Organic chemical with sufficiently low vapour pressure to become a gas at room temperature.
Voluntary management proposal (VMP)

Voluntary management proposal (VMP)

Definition

A remediation proposal submitted and approved by the NSW Environment Protection Authority under the Contaminated Land Management Amendement Act 1997.
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