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Main Title Potential environmental impacts of dust suppressants : "avoiding another Times Beach" : an expert panel summary, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 30-31,2002 /
Author Piechota, T. ; VanEe, J. ; Batista, J. ; Stave, K. ; James, D. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Piechota, Thomas.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab. ;Nevada Univ., Las Vegas.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA 600/R-04-031; NERL/LV/ESD-04-062
Stock Number PB2005-101023
OCLC Number 68810571
Subjects Dust control--Congresses. ; Hazardous waste sites--Missouri--Times Beach--Congresses. ; Times Beach, Missouri
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Environmental impacts ; Air quality ; Prevention ; Unpaved roads ; Dust control ; Dust suppressants ; Chemical dust suppressants ; Times Beach(Missouri)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-04-031 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/30/2010
EJDD  EPA 600/R-04-031 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 01/26/2010
EJED  EPA 600/R-04/031 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/14/2006
ERAD  EPA 600/R-04-031 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/18/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-R-04-031 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/19/2006
NTIS  PB2005-101023 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/03/2005
Collation xvi, 79 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Recognizing that it is important to achieve and maintain clean air, the concern that prompted this report is that application of dust suppressants to improve air quality could potentially have other adverse environmental impacts. Times Beach, Missouri is a classic example where the resolution of dust emissions from unpaved roads leads to the creation of a Superfund site. In 1972 and 1973 waste oil contaminated dioxin was sprayed on unpaved roads and vacant lots for dust control in Times Beach. After realizing the adverse situation that had occurred, the costs to relocate the residents and clean up the site was over 80 million. Much more stringent regulations are now in place to avoid another Times Beach; however, there is still concern over the use of dust suppressants since most products used as dust suppressants are by-products and their exact composition is unknown. The purpose of this report is to summarize the current state of knowledge on the potential environmental impacts of chemical dust suppressants. Furthermore, the report summarizes the views of an Expert Panel that was convened on May 30-31, 2002 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to probe into the potential environmental issues associated with the use of dust suppressants.
March 2004. Includes bibliographical references (p.39-42).
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Background -- What are dust suppressants? -- Uses of dust suppressants -- Current and potential magnitude of use -- How dust suppressants work -- How dust suppressants are applied -- Typical application rates of dust suppressants -- Effectiveness of dust suppressants -- Current regulations/guidelines -- What is know about potential environmental effects -- Overview of scientific literature -- Salts and brines -- Organic non-petroleum products -- Organic petroleum products -- Water quality impacts from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Study -- View of the experts -- Potential factors affecting environmental impacts of dust suppressants -- Unintended d off-site environmental impacts -- Effects on soils -- Effects on air quality -- Effects on flora and fauna -- Effects on surface and groundwater -- What can be done to avoid another Times Beach? -- What would be a significant concern that would limit use? -- User and agency survey results -- Framework for assessing potential environmental effects -- Path forward: issues and potential solutions -- Scientific issues -- Better definition of what is meant by "effective" dust suppressant -- Better understanding of dust characteristics as an air pollutant -- Better understanding of how dust suppressants change after application -- Better definition of current and potential problems/uses -- Source of dust suppressants and dilution water -- Clearinghouse for dust suppressant information -- Risk assessment and how to decide what to test for -- Example of a standardized assessment methodology -- Regulatory issues -- Gaps in existing regulations -- Filling the regulatory gaps: what's available in existing regulations? -- What's next for regulations? -- Response to regulatory uncertainty: risk driven regulatory response -- Final recommendations.