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RECORD NUMBER: 454 OF 2326
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Decontamination techniques for mobile response equipment used at waste sites (state-of-the-art survey) /|
|Author||Meade, John. ; Ellis, W. D.|
|CORP Author||JRB Associates, Inc., McLean, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.|
|Publisher||Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/2-85/105; EPA-68-03-3113|
|Subjects||Decontamination (from gases, chemicals, etc.) ; Radioactive decontamination--United States. ; Hazardous waste sites--United States--Safety measures. ; Hazardous waste sites--Safety measures.|
|Additional Subjects||Decontamination ; Mobile equipment ; Solid waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Industrial hygiene ; Pesticides ; Safety ; Environmental surveys ; Sites ; Public health ; State government ; Protective equipment ; Toxic substances ; Land pollution ; Occupational safety and health ; Hazardous materials spills ; Dioxins ; State of the art ; Chemical treatment ; Physical treatment ; Three Mile Island ; Vulcanus ship ; Polychlorinated biphenyls|
|Collation||75 pages ; 28 cm|
A state-of-the-art review of facility and equipment decontamination, contamination assessment, and contamination avoidance has been conducted. The review, based on an intensive literature search and a survey of various equipment manufacturers, provides preliminary background material on the subject. The information developed here constitutes an important 'head start' for those who need to establish preventive measures, decontamination plans, and procedures for response personnel and cleanup equipment used at hazardous waste sites. The study discusses various decontamination methods, such as use of solvents to wash off contaminants, use of chemical means to degrade contaminants, and use of physical means to remove contaminants. Chemical and physical testing methods designed to assess the nature of the contaminant and the quantity and extent of contamination were also investigated. Also discussed in the report are procedures that can be used to prevent contamination of response equipment and personnel. These preventive procedures are: enclosures to prevent spread of contaminants, safety features on response equipment to prevent spills and leaks, protective coatings on response equipment surfaces, and protective clothing and furnishings for personnel. Three case studies were also reviewed: the Three Mile Island cleanup, the 'Vulcanus' incinerator ship cleanup (dioxins and PCBs), and PCB cleanups in Binghamton, New York. The review has identified several methods that could be of value in effectively decontaminating response equipment units such as a mobile incinerator at a reasonable cost.
"Project Officer: Mary K. Stinson." "Land Pollution Control Division, Releases Control Branch." "August 1985." "EPA/600/2-85/105." "PB85-247021." "Contract no. 68-03-3113." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.