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Characterization of Particulate Found in Apartments after Destruction of the World Trade Center

By Chatfield, Eric J., Ph. D.

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Title: Characterization of Particulate Found in Apartments after Destruction of the World Trade Center  
Author: Chatfield, Eric J., Ph. D.
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collection: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
Subcollection:
Historic
Publication Date:
Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Description
Excerpt: The authors wish to acknowledge the assistance of Mr. Robert Mango for arranging access to the buildings and without whose knowledge of lower Manhattan and assistance during sample collection this study would not have been possible, Messrs. Donald Gerber and Gary Centifonti of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for their participation in collecting the samples, Mr. James Brownlee of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for his administrative coordination of his field staff, Chatfield Technical Consulting Limited for donating the asbestos analyses, Pace Analytical Services, Inc., for donating the PCDD, PCDF, and PCB analyses, DataChem Laboratories for donating the metals analyses, and Environmental Quality Management for donating sampling personnel and data interpretation and the authors also acknowledge the field assistance and consultation provided by E.B. Ilgren, M.D.

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii 1.0 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2.0 Study Design and Sampling Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.1 The Low Exposure Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.2 The High Exposure Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.3 Sampling Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.0 PCDDs, PCDFs, and PCBs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.1 Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.1.1 Surface Wipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.1.2 Surface Dust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.1.3 Bulk Dust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.2 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.2.1 Surface Wipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.2.2 Surface and Bulk Dust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.3 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.3.1 Surface Wipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.3.2 Surface Dust and Bulk Samples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.0 Inorganic Metals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.1 Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.1.1 Surface Wipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.1.2 Surface Dust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.1.3 Bulk Dust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.2 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.2.1 Surface Wipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.2.2 Surface Dust and Bulk Samples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4.3 Results of Surface Dust and Bulk Samples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5.0 Asbestos Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5.1 Asbestos in Passive Air Samples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5.1.1 Sample Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5.1.2 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5.1.3 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

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