Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Multimedia, Multipollutant Field Study to Establish Levels of Toxic Contaminants in Air, Soil, Sediment, Water and Agricultural Products from a Model Municipal Waste Combustor.
Author Fradkin, L. ; Hartlage, T. ; Watts, R. ; Harless, R. ; Walling, J. F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office. ;Vermont State Agency of Environmental Conservation, Montpelier. ;Syracuse Research Corp., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/155;
Stock Number PB88-239124
Additional Subjects Municipal wastes ; Combustion ; Waste disposal ; Emissions ; Solid waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Ash ; Leachates ; Landfills ; Residues
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-239124 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
In the past, assessments have been directed only at the public health risks posed by stack and fugitive emissions of pollutants from municipal waste combustors (MWCs) by direct inhalation exposure. Recently, the U.S. EPA has developed methodologies to extend risk assessment to a consideration of indirect exposure pathways in addition to the direct inhalation pathway. A better understanding of the multipollutant and multiple exposure pathways of emissions from waste combustors is needed in order to improve the overall assessment of the risks to humans and the environment. The study will provide a preliminary determination of the overall risks associated with MWCs. As part of the overall approach, a field evaluation of a MWC was selected in Rutland, Vermont. During a one-year period, a four station ambient air monitoring network for pollutants will be operated by the State of Vermont. The purpose of the monitoring is to ensure that the pollution controls and regulatory requirements imposed on the facility are sufficient to prevent adverse impacts on human health or the environment.