Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 14:09:46 GMT
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Subject: Re: NY School

I remember asbestos all to well.  Worked on more schools and government 
buildings in which the abatement caused more of a problem than leaving i
t in place - rip-'n-runs, bankruptcies, etc.  Be cautious what you attem

PCBs were also used in suspended ceilings and plastic flame retardant an
d plasticizers - basic building wiring?

How about lead in paint - still allowed in military applications.

Any air samples take to evaluate potential risk??

Lynn Knudtson

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From: "Long, Don" 
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] NY School
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:28:27 -0600

Gotta start somewhere.

Anybody remember asbestos?? Removal of that has created an entire indust

Don A. Long
Southwest Research Institute Laboratory
Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility
PO Box 20130
White Hall, AR  71612

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Redden, Patricia
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] NY School

Thanks - I did indeed mean "before" 1979.  This just seems to be the sam
e mentality that says if you have very intact paint on your walls but so
me of the underlayers are lead-based, you must remove the lead-based pai


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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] NY School


I think you meant to say built "before" 1979.  I was at one of those pub

meetings.  And actually, this is their strategy to save money.  And I th

it is probably wrong headed.

Yes, the light balasts before this date usually did contain PCBs and the

are getting airborne.  But to just deal with this and not the fact that 

30% of latex paints before this contained them, most of the old caulks d

many plastics and more, my concern is they are going to remove the balas

declare the problem over, and leave some schools still with high PCB lev

from other sources.


In a message dated 1/10/2011 1:02:15 PM Eastern Standard Time, 

PREDDEN**At_Symbol_Here**SPC.EDU writes: 


> Am I crazy thinking this is overkill, that you automatically need a 

> complete lighting retrofit if the school was built after 1979?



> Pat


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