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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],
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA 350/R-03-017; EPA-2003-P-00012
Stock Number PB2003-107249
OCLC Number 53045301
Subjects 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 ; Air quality management--Evaluation
Additional Subjects United States--Environmental Protection Agency--Management--Evaluation ; September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) ; 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)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 350-R-03-017 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 12/12/2018
EJAM  HV6432.7.U53 2002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/02/2003 DISPERSAL
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
NTIS  PB2003-107249 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 2, vi, 155 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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.
Cover title. "August 21, 2003." Includes bibliographical references. "Report no. 2003-P-00012."