Accession Number : ADA188132

Title :   Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Sampling, Cavalier AFS, North Dakota.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Atkins, Isaac

PDF Url : ADA188132

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : HQ AF SPACECOM/SGB requested USAFOEHL to determine if maintenance personnel, who conduct periodic maintenance inside transmitter cabinets located in room 301, Phased Array radar Building, Cavalier AFS ND were exposed to hazardous levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and its combustion products. This report explains how USAFOEHL determined ambient and surface levels of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and PCBs. Additionally, two PCB oil samples were analyzed to determine the level of PCDD and PCDF formation. The PCDDs and PCDFs of interest included 2,3,7,8-tetrachlordibenzodioxin (TCDD) and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran (TCDF) as well as the tetra through octa chlorinated congener classes of dioxins and furans.

Descriptors :   *BIPHENYL, *CHLORINATION, *DIOXINS, *FURANS, *HAZARDS, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, CONTAINERS, LEVEL(QUANTITY), MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, NORTH DAKOTA, OILS, PERIODIC FUNCTIONS, PHASED ARRAYS, RADAR STATIONS, SAMPLING, SURFACES, TRANSMITTERS

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE