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U.S. Coast Guard Base; Miami, Beach, Miami, Florida

Miami, Beach, Miami, Florida | 1985-Nov-22

Initial Notification: On about November 6, 1985, an estimated 35 gallons of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were discovered to have leaked from a transformer at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Miami Beach. The leaking transformer was one of several transformers which had been removed the previous year to await proper disposal. Several 55-gallon drums of transformer fluid, which had been pumped out of several of the transformers during the removal process, were also discovered to be leaking. The transformers and drums were stored together on a 10-foot by 10-foot portion of a paved asphalt surface. USCG district 7.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Polychlorinated biphenyl, transformer fluid
Total amount at risk of spill: 0 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 25° 48.62′ North
Longitude (approximate): 80° 7.76′ West