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EPA New England Regional Laboratory (Office of Environmental Measurement and Evaluation)

Air Toxics Monitoring Support

> Provide technical support to the following groups: Photo of Air Monitoring Site in East Providence, Rhode Island

  • Superfund Remedial and Removal Programs
  • Emergency Response Team
  • RCRA Program
  • State Agencies
  • Tribal Organizations
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Environmental Consultants
  • General Public

> Support Activities:

  • Technical review of air sampling work plans, QAPPs, and final reports.
  • Perform air toxics characterization studies.
  • Provide technical direction and perform quality assurance oversight activities for air toxics monitoring programs throughout New England.
  • Maintain emergency response capabilities for rapid deployment of personnel and air monitoring equipment

> Ambient and Indoor Air Monitoring Capabilities

Design and implement ambient and indoor air studies with analytical support from our Laboratory for a variety of hazardous air pollutants.

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Chlorinated Pesticides
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Metals

Photo of Air Monitoring Instruments> Portable instrumentation are available to measure air pollutants on a real-time basis.

  • Mercury Vapor
  • Total Hydrocarbons
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Chlorine Gas
  • Particulate Matter
  • Indoor Air Pollutants (oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, temperature, humidity)
  • Landfill Gas Pollutants (% carbon monoxide, % methane, % oxygen)
  • Meteorological Parameters (wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure)

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