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Some of the chemicals  released into the soil and groundwater at the Gorham Silver site are called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs are  tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), and vinyl chloride (VC). Dioxin, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), cyanides, and heavy metals were released also.

Information about TCE and VC can be seen at the following Web sites:



 
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