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Mercury Response Guidebook

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Book Id: WPLBN0000155590
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Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Mercury Response Guidebook  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
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Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Agency, E. P. (n.d.). Mercury Response Guidebook. Retrieved from http://gutenberg.us/


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Excerpt: Attachments: A Speech notes from Thomas A. Baughman, Ph.D., with the Illinois Department of Public Health on Indoor Air Quality and Elemental Mercury B Guidelines for Responding to Mercury Spills and Releases in Schools and Residences C U.S. EPA letter to State EPA and Health Departments - Mercury Response Matrix D U.S. EPA ERT modified NIOSH Method 6009 E ATSDR Suggested Action Levels for Indoor Mercury Vapors in Homes or Businesses with Indoor Gas Regulators F Example Action Memorandums G CD-ROM

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page Emergency Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii 1 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1.1 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 1.2 Human Health Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 1.3 U.S. EPA Contact Numbers - Enforcement Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 2 Referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 2.1 Investigating Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 2.2 Letter to Request U.S. EPA Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 2.3 Access Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 3 Reconnaissance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 3.1 Initial Entry Into Residential Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 3.2 Jerome MVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 3.3 Lumex RA-915+ Mercury Vapor Analyzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 3.4 VM-3000 Mercury Vapor Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 3.5 Nippon Portable Mercury Survey Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 3.6 Air Sampling Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 3.7 Confirmatory Air Sampling Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 3.8 Mercury Vapor Action Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 4 Relocation (Temporary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 4.1 Relocation Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 4.2 Initial Screening of Residential Clothing Prior to Relocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 4.3 Local Health Department “No Trespassing” Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 4.4 Public Outreach Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 5 Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 5.1 Action Memorandum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 5.2 Pre-Decontamination Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 5.3 Screening Residential Clothing and Household Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 5.4 House Tracking Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 5.5 Decontamination Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 5.6 Outdoor Clean-up Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 5.7 Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 5.8 U.S. EPA Post-Excavation Letter to Local Health Department . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14 5.9 Waste Profile and Manifest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14

 
 



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