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Posted by: Wally on Dec 13, 2008 - 02:56 PM Read full article: 'December 4 Part I Meeting Notes Now Available' (2059 more words)
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Posted by: Wally on Dec 04, 2008 - 12:03 PM Read full article: 'November 13 Part I Meeting Notes Now Available' (2014 more words)
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Posted by: BillA on Nov 23, 2008 - 12:25 PM
The agency maps have been drawn showing the averages for each residential property or, in the case of agricultural fields, the average for a 100 by 100 foot square. The first map shows the mean (average) for each property or square of surface soil samples. Typically surface soil sampling is taken from the top 3 inches. The second map shows the highest mean for either just surface or surface and subsurface (up to a foot deep) combined with outliers removed. Outliers are readings either so low or so high they don't make sense when compared to surrounding sampled areas. The location of these outliers are shown by dots on the map which are defined in the legend of the map. The third map is the same as the second only the outliers have not been removed for the calculation. The best map to look at is probably the one showing mean averages with outliers removed.
These maps are different than those generated by FMC which were included in the RCRA Facilities Investigation report, Volume II. The FMC maps were generated by feeding sampling results to a computer program which then drew the contamination levels. As is known for computer programs, the output is only as good as the input and the programing. The agency maps only used mathematics to determine a mean or average and do not show possible variances with in a property but draw each property or square one color. The FMC maps show how the levels of contamination may vary from one section of a property to another.
The agencies' maps are now in the document repository of this web site Click here to download them.
To download the maps from the RFI Volume II FMC generated, click here.
Posted by: BillA on Nov 19, 2008 - 01:42 PM
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Posted by: Wally on Nov 06, 2008 - 01:14 PM Read full article: 'October 23 Part I Meeting Notes Now Available' (2311 more words)
The article goes through the history of chemical usage, how these chemicals entered the surrounding soil and how dangerous it is today. What can and should be done with these areas is reviewed.
In particular, the Barber Orchard private residential community development, a 500 acre subdivision near Waynesville, North Carolina, is described and how the arsenic contamination was handled.
To download the article in PDF format from the publication's web site click here.
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To go to the Environmental Health Perspectives home page click here.
Posted by: BillA on Oct 30, 2008 - 01:27 PM
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Posted by: BillA on Oct 30, 2008 - 12:16 PM Read full article: '"Arsenic in the Environment" by Dr. Terri Bowers' (142 more words)
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