Contact-Handled Bay Waste Related Volatile Organics Monitoring History

On January 1, 2007, the WIPP initiated monitoring for volatile organic compounds in the air around contact-handled transuranic waste shipping containers as they are unloaded for disposal. These results will be updated quarterly.

Analytes of InterestCarbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA) trichloroethylene (TCE)
Current instruments in useMini RAE Photo-ionization detector Lapel badges Summa grab samples
Limits of detectionLab MDL from grab sample (1.5 ppb)
Personal Breathing Zone Samples 4th Quarter FY 20176 Badge samples
1 Summa Canister
231 PID's Issued
Summary of ResultsBadges - Awaiting Analysis
Summa - Awaiting Analysis
PID's - No STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) exceedances