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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Verification of PCB spill cleanup by sampling and analysis /
Author Boomer, B. A. ; Erickson, M. D. ; Swanson, S. E. ; Cox, D. C. ; Schultz, B. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Boomer, Bruce A.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO. ;Washington Consulting Group, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances, Exposure Evaluation Division,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/560/5-85/026; EPA-68-02-3938
Stock Number PB86-107315
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls.
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Design criteria ; Quality control ; Quality assurance ; Performance evaluation ; Chemical spills ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Waste treatment ; Liquid wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-107315 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 76 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report, intended primarily for EPA enforcement personnel, outlines specific sampling and analysis methods to determine compliance with EPA policy on the cleanup of PCB spills. The sampling and analysis methods can be used to determine the residual levels of PCBs at a spill site following the completion of cleanup activities. Although the methodologies outlined in this document are applicable to PCB spills in general, specific incidents may require special efforts beyond the scope of this report. A sampling design is proposed for use by EPA enforcement staff in detecting residual PCB contamination above a designated limit after a spill site has been cleaned. The proposed design involves sampling on a hexagonal grid which is centered on the cleanup area and extends just beyond its boundaries. Quality assurance (QA) must be applied throughout the entire monitoring program. Quality control (QC) measures, including protocls, certification and performance checks, procedural QC, sample QC, and sample custody as appropriate, should be stipulated in a QA plan.
"August 1985"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 60-68). Microfiche.