HHE Report No. HETA-86-510-2032, National Electric (Aptus), Inc., Coffeyville, Kansas.
NIOSH 1990 Apr:34 pages
In response to a request from the Director of the Air and Toxics Division of the Environmental Protection Agency, a study was made of possible health hazards at National Electric (Aptus) Incorporated (SIC-9999), Coffeyville, Kansas. This facility provided turnkey environmental services in polychlorinated-biphenyls (1336363) (PCBs) management, including materials such as transformers, capacitors, bulk oil, and PCB contaminated materials. Of 39 air samples tested for PCBs, 36 exceeded the NIOSH recommended exposure limit (REL) of 1.0 micrograms per cubic meter (m3). Of 42 surface samples for PCBs, 32 were above the guideline criteria of 100 micrograms per square meter (m2), and 20 were above 1000 micrograms/m2. Air samples for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans ranged up to 0.33 picograms/m3, and surface samples ranged from 0.95 to 191 nanograms/m2. The author concludes that worker exposures to PCBs exceeded the NIOSH REL, and surface concentrations of PCBs and other contaminants also exceeded the guideline criteria. The author recommends specific measures to reduce the exposure levels and bring the operation within guidelines.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-86-510-2032; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-7; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Environmental-contamination; Carcinogens; Waste-treatment;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
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Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-86-510-2032, 34 pages, 72 references