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HHE Report No. HETA-88-207-2195, Northwest Incinerator, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Kinnes-GM; Bryant-CJ
Source
NIOSH 1992 Mar:28 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00206945
Abstract
In response to a request from the City of Philadelphia and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, District Council 33, Local 427, an evaluation was undertaken of possible hazardous working conditions at the Northwest Incinerator (SIC-4953), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Full shift personal breathing zone and general area air samples were analyzed for polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), total dust, respirable dust, crystalline silica (14808607), and metals. Airborne concentrations of respirable nuisance dust were all well below the permissible exposure limits. Concentrations of PCDDs/PCDFs expressed as 2,3,7,8- tetrachloro-dibenzo-p-dioxin (1746016) (TCDD) equivalents ranged from 0.01 to 12.8 picograms per cubic meter. There was also significant lead (7439921) surface contamination in one wipe sample. The authors conclude that possible exposures to PCDDs/PCDFs via inhalation and from surface contamination did exist. The facility ceased operations immediately after the evaluation. The authors recommend measures to cut down on exposure should the site be reopened for use or remediation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-88-207-2195; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-3; Air-quality-monitoring; Waste-disposal; Metal-dusts; Occupational-exposure; Dioxins; Heavy-metals;
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 1746-01-6; 7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19920301
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB92-193986
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-88-207-2195
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
4953;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-88-207-2195, 28 pages, 38 references
State
PA; OH;
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