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Main Title Achieving a Transmission Electron Microscopy Clearance Criterion at Asbestos Abatement Sites in New Jersey.
Author Brownlee, J. A. ; Lucas, J. H. ; Walls, K. J. ; Murphy, J. J. ; DiNardo, C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton. ;PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;Computer Sciences Corp., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Oct 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/227;
Stock Number PB89-118392
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; School buildings ; Air pollution abatement ; Electron microscopy ; New Jersey ; Chemical analysis ; Carcinogens ; Monitoring ; Cleanup operations ; On-site inspections ; Air toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-118392 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
Representatives of the New Jersey Department of Health's Asbestos Control Service conducted final clearance evaluations at 79 schools where asbestos removal took place during the Summer of 1987. The evaluations entailed a thorough visual inspection of each abatement area by an experienced inspector, the performance of aggressive air sampling, and sample analysis by transmission electron microscopy (Yamate-revised Method). Each abatement site was evaluated against an absolute air clearance criterion of 0.01 fiber per cubic centimeter (f/cu cm). The results of the study support the premise that a thorough visual inspection strongly influences passing a transmission electron microscopy (TEM) clearance test. These data also demonstrate that post abatement air concentrations that meet the clearance criterion (0.01 f/cu cm) can be achieved by a detailed cleaning, thorough visual inspection, and subsequent use of aggressive air sampling techniques.