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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) and 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA)
trichloroethylene (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 2nd Quarter FY 2017


41 Badge samples

Summary of Results

Badges - All TWA's < OEL Summa - All < 1 ppm











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