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Main Title Assessment of asbestos removal carried out using EPA Purple Book guidance /
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Author Title of a Work
Kominsky, John R.
Powers, Thomas J.
CORP Author PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;Computer Sciences Corp., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/003; EPA-68-03-4006
Stock Number PB91-148338
OCLC Number 45644165
Subjects Asbestos--Environmental aspects--United States--Experiments. ; Asbestos abatement industry--Standards--United States.
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Removal ; Construction materials ; Air pollution monitoring ; Recommendations ; Buildings ; Microscopy ; Statistical analysis ; Indoor air pollution ; Graphs(Charts) ; Tables(Data)
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ESAD  EPA 600-2-91-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/09/2017
NTIS  PB91-148338 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 86 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A statistical evaluation of airborne asbestos data collected before, during, and after removal of spray-applied asbestos-containing fireproofing at three university buildings is presented. Each abatement project was conducted in accordance with the work practices and procedures recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 'Guidance for Controlling Asbestos-Containing Materials in Buildings,' (the Purple Book). Containment barriers should be designed to effectively prevent a significant increase in airborne concentrations outside the work area during and after abatement. An increase in asbestos concentration outside the work area could allow an abatement site to be cleared when the level inside the containment is similarly elevated. This holds true whether PCM or TEM is used for the clearance. This weakness in the guidance for location of sampling outside of the containment barrier is one of the major findings of the study. A requirement to monitor the concentration of asbestos outside the work area before and after abatement is recommended to be added to the clearance procedure.
"Thomas J. Powers, project officer." Caption title. "January 1991." "EPA/600/2-91/003." Microfiche.