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 use||Mini RAE Photo-ionization detector Lapel badges Summa grab samples|
|Limits of detection||Lab MDL from grab sample (1.5 ppb)|
|Personal Breathing Zone Samples 4th Quarter FY 2018||427 Badge samples|
|Summary of Results||Badges - 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**