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Main Title EPA's response to the World Trade Center collapse : challenges, successes, and areas for improvement /
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of the Inspector General.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency],
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA 350/R-03-017; EPA-2003-P-00012
Stock Number PB2003-107249
OCLC Number 53045301
Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Management--Evaluation.; Health risks; US EPA; Dust; Environmental impacts; Buildings; Health effects; Collapse; Asbestos; Occupational exposure; Air pollution; Air quality; Contingency planning; WTC(World Trade Center); New York City(New York); September 11 terrorist attacks
Subject Added Ent September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Environmental aspects--New York (State)--New York.; Environmental protection--New York (State)--New York--Management--Evaluation.; Air quality management--New York (State)--New York--Evaluation.
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EJAM HV6432.7.U53 2002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/02/2003
EJBD EPA 350-R-03-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2014
ERAD EPA 350/R-03-017 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/26/2013
ERBD PB2003-107249 NERL/ESD-LV Library/Las Vegas,NV 10/10/2003
NTIS PB2003-107249 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 2, vi, 155 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract The September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the environmental aftermath were unprecedented. Airborne dust from the collapse of the towers blanketed Lower Manhattan and was blown or dispersed into many of the surrounding office buildings, schools, and residences. This report from the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) addresses the following six questions: 1. Did the available monitoring data and analyses of that data support EPAs major public communications regarding air quality and associated health risks resulting from the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers. 2. Were EPA actions and decisions in regard to evaluating, mitigating, and controlling risks to human health from exposure to indoor air pollutants in the WTC area consistent with applicable statutes, regulations, policies, guidance, and practice. 3. Were asbestos demolition and renovation work practice standards followed during WTC cleanup and recovery operations and, if not, why not. 4. To what extent were EPA and government communications regarding air quality and associated health risks: (a) received by the public; (b) understood by the public; and (c) effective in getting people to take the desired actions to reduce their potential health risks. 5. What additional actions, if any, should EPA take to improve its response and recovery efforts in the WTC area related to ambient and indoor air quality. 6. Should EPA revise its preparation and contingency planning for dealing with air pollution resulting from environmental catastrophes.
Notes Cover title. "August 21, 2003." Includes bibliographical references. "Report no. 2003-P-00012."
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Alternate Title Evaluation report
PUB Date Free Form 2003
NTIS Prices PC A09/MF A02
BIB Level m
LCCN 2003479401
OCLC TAG 19s 53157987
OCLC Time Stamp 20130318175832
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 02222cam 22004574a 45020