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MTBE is a member of a group of chemicals commonly known as fuel oxygenates. Oxygenates are added to fuel to increase its oxygen content. MTBE is used in gasoline throughout the United States to reduce carbon monoxide and ozone levels caused by auto emissions. MTBE replaces the use of lead as an octane enhancer since 1979.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-08-04 12:20:55
Description MTBE is a member of a group of chemicals commonly known as fuel oxygenates. Oxygenates are added to fuel to increase its oxygen content. MTBE is used in gasoline throughout the United States to reduce carbon monoxide and ozone levels caused by auto emissions. MTBE replaces the use of lead as an octane enhancer since 1979.
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Source United States Environmental Protection Agency
Keyword Drinking water, Contaminants, Pollutants, Fuel oxgenates, MTBE
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-08-04 12:17:27
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Date Last Modified 2009-08-04 12:20:55
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-08-04 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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