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Evaluation Of Toxic Air Pollutants In An Urban Neighborhood Adjacent To A Municipal Waste Landfill

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR010011

Volume

5

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,258 kb

Author(s)

P. Scheff C. Casten, P. Ruesch and M. Freidl

Abstract

Evaluation of toxic air pollutants in an urban neighborhood adjacent to a municipal waste landfill P. Scheff \ C. Casten \ P. Ruesch^ and M. Friedl^ ' Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A. * U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Chicago, U.S.A. * Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. Abstract In response to community concerns, a comprehensive toxic air pollutant measurement study was carried out in a low-income community in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. The study was directed by a collaborative board with representatives from the City, County, State, and Federal environmental agencies, community organizations and local industries. The community studied was surrounded by many potential sources of toxic air pollution including manufacturing facilities, highways and solid-waste landfills. Emission of toxic chemicals from the nearby municipal landfill was of particular concern. Air sampling of vo

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