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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Interim Final WTC Residential Confirmation Cleaning Study. Volume 1.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, New York. Region II.
Publisher May 2003
Year Published 2003
Stock Number PB2008-105701
Additional Subjects Disaster responses ; Hazardous materials disposal ; Air pollution control ; Air samples ; Dust samples ; Safety ; Reliability ; Cleaning methods ; Indoor air pollution ; Residential buildings ; World Trade Center (WTC) ; New York City (New York) ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2008-105701 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/29/2008
Collation 171p
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responded to the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) in conjunction with the President's declaration of a national disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the federal government office coordinating disaster response, issued mission assignments to EPA related to: cleaning dust and debris from the streets of lower Manhattan assessing the ambient environment through analysis of air and dust samples providing washing stations for decontamination of personnel and equipment involved in dust and debris removal operations, and disposing of hazardous materials found at the WTC response and recovery site. Residents of lower Manhattan expressed concerns about the safety and reliability of cleaning methods utilized to remove dust and debris from residential unit interiors and building exteriors. Traditional FEMA support programs were available; however, residents requested additional assurance. To address concerns about the extent of indoor impact of dust and debris, as well as concerns regarding fire-related particle deposition, EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman formed an Interagency Indoor Air Task Force. The task force included representatives from the following agencies: EPA, FEMA, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH), the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the New York City Mayors Office of Environmental Coordination, the New York State Health Department, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The multidisciplinary, interagency group focused on issues of concern to residents and developed coordinated strategies to address the concerns.