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Main Title Letter from Velsicol Chemical Corporation to USEPA Submitting Enclosed Information on Hexachlorocyclopentadiene and Carbon Tetrachloride with Attachments.
CORP Author Velsicol Chemical Corp., Chicago, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher 27 Mar 1978
Year Published 1978
Report Number 8EHQ-0378-0110;
Stock Number OTS-0200501
Additional Subjects Hexanes ; Carbon tetrachloride ; Occupational exposure ; Toxicity ; Industriual hygiene ; Air pollution sampling ; Hepthachlor ; Endrin ; Residues ; Catalysts ; US EPA ; Emission ; Surveys ; Hexachlorocyclopentadiene ; Velsicol Chemical Corporation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  OTS-0200501 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
An industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Memphis Tennessee plant during the week of May 9th, 1977 by Neal R. Netzel, Industrial Hygienist, Environmental Health and Hygiene Department, to determine airborne concentrations of hexachlorocyclopentadiene (Hex) and to determine employee exposure to carbon tetrachloride. Preliminary sampling was also performed for heptachlor and endrin residues in food consumption areas and for airborne heptachlor concentrations in the catalyst drumming area. The Environmental Science, Research Department requested that air samples be collected in suspected high exposure areas of the Hex-PCL unit. Results of three of the air samples indicated levels of Hex in excess of the threshold limit value (TLV) recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Each of those samples were collected downwind of suspected emission points and is not indicative of actual worker exposure. The remaining samples were below the TLV, including samples of a process operator and the unit control room.