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 Interest Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA), and trichloroethene (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 2018 427 Badge samples
Summary of ResultsBadges - All TWA's < OEL
20 badges with positive CCl4 detection. Levels ranged from 2.1 to 7.9% of OEL. **Note: 99 samples still pending analysis**