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Available information on the fate of γ-Butyrolactone in the environment indicates that the substance will not persist or bioaccumulate. It is readily biodegradable, undergoes slow to rapid hydrolysis depending on pH, and degrades in the atmosphere through reaction with OH-radicals. If released to soil, it has the potential to rapidly migrate to groundwater.