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Sources of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP)

Source of the table: Hazardous substances of specific concern to the Baltic Sea Final report of the HAZARDOUS project (2009) (BSEP No. 119), pages 73-81.

Substance Sources of discharges to aquatic environmentSources of emissions to atmosphere  
SCCP

Industrial waste water from

- metal cutting

- manufacture of fat liquoring products and their use in leather industry

Sewage treatment plants (STPs); the importance as source can not excluded due to scarce data

Not considered important

 

MCCP

Industrial waste water from

- metal cutting

- leather industry

- recycling of carbonless copy paper

Sewage treatment plants (STPs); the importance as source can not excluded due to scarce data

Not considered
The industrial sector or professional use has been identified as a relevant source if the emission factor isrelatively high or if it has been identified as risk use in national or EU risk assessments. The significance of other activities (e.g. STPs and landfills) has been evaluated on thebasis of measured effluent concentrations. It should be noted that all below mentioned sectors may not be relevant in all HELCOM countries and these should be identifiedat national level (e.g. within national programs under the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan).

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