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Ethylene dichloride (EDC)

Ethylene dichloride (EDC)

Definition

Also known as 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA). The most common contaminant in the Botany groundwater. A manufactured chemical that is used commonly as a solvent and also used to make vinyl chloride from which one type of common plastic (PVC) is made. Manufacture of EDC at BIP ceased in 1998.
See also: Groundwater
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