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Re: dioxin fingerprints
> From: Jon Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 1. If chlorine is used by the POTW, then it will, of
> course, combine with the organics in wastewater to form
> dioxin and other nasty organochlorines (notably TCE).
Jon, we are a little away from my area of expertise, and I fully
acknowledge that dioxins and furans will find their way to the POTW. I
also acknowledge that organo-chlorine chemistry is going on there. But
I had not heard of any reference that dioxins will freely form in low
orders of entropy without a lot more forced chemistry behind it. Do
you have a reference that says dioxins (or TCE) are actually *formed*
in the wastewater stream?
> 3. Community use of ordinary chlorine bleach may
> contribute significantly to dioxin in wastewater.