A poisonous legacy: PCBs and the killer whale apocalypse

A group of banned toxic chemicals made decades ago are today harming orcas, porpoises and kestrels. Rachel Salvidge investigates an industrial legacy that refuses to die

by Rachel Salvidge
PCBs, made decades ago, are today harming orcas, porpoises and kestrels. Photograph: Getty Images
PCBs, made decades ago, are today harming orcas, porpoises and kestrels. Photograph: Getty Images

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