THE SCHUNDLER COMPANY


EPA REPORT ON SCHUNDLER COMPANY VERMICULITE
MARCH 2000

revised October 4, 2000 2000



Lockheed Martin Technology Services Group
Environmental Services REAC
2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Building 209 Annex Edison. NJ 08837-3679
Telephone 732-321-4200 Facsimile 732-494-4021
LOCKHEED MARTIN

DATE: March 14. 2000

TO: David B. Mickunas, U.S. EPA/ERTC Work Assignment Manager

THROUGH: Dennis A. Miller, REAC Section Leader

FROM: Michael Metz, REAC Task Leader

SUBJECT: Vermiculite Sampling for Asbestos Analysis
Work Analysis Assignment- #0132 - Trip Report

BACKGROUND

The objective of this work assignment was for the Response Engineering and Analytical Contract (REAC) to provide technical support to the United States Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Response Team Center (U.S. EPA/ERTC) by conducting vermiculite sampling at the Schundler Corporation in Metuchen, NJ. The vermiculite samples were then to be analyzed by polarized light microscopy (PLM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for asbestos content.

This wok assignment was initially conducted under the emergency response work assignment number R1A1200I.

OBSERVATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

The project scope required REAC to support the U.S EPA/ERTC by providing sampling and analysis of vermiculite at the Schundler Corporation in Metuchen, NJ. On February 7, 2000. REAC obtained 12 vermiculite samples from the vermiculite storage warehouse as selected by the U.S. EPA/ERTC Work Assignment Manager. The sample locations are shown on Figure 1 The samples were shipped to a subcontracted laboratory. EMSL Analytical, Inc. in Westmont, NJ. for asbestos analysis using PLM and TEM.

RESULTS

Results from the PLM and TEM analysis are summarized in Table 1. The detailed analytical report is in Appendix A (available upon request). No asbestos fibers were identified in any of the samples by either PLM or TEM analysis.

TABLE 1

PLM and TEM Asbestos Analysis Results
Vermiculite Sampling for Asbestos Analysis
Metuchen. NJ
March 2000
Sample
Location
Sample
Number
PLM
Analysis
TEM
Analysis
Grab-001 27970 None Detected None Detected
Grab-002 27971 None Detected None Detected
Grab-003 27972 None Detected None Detected
Grab-004 27973 None Detected None Detected
Grab-005 27974 None Detected None Detected
Grab-006 27Y75 None Detected None Detected
Grab-007 27976 None Detected None Detected
Grab-008 27977 None Detected None Detected
Grab-009 27978 None Detected None Detected
Grab-010 27979 None Detected None Detected
Grab-011 27980 None Detected None Detected
Grab-012 27981 None Detected None Detected

None Detected = No asbestos fibers were detected

FUTURE ACTIVITIES

There are no future site activities scheduled at this time.

The Schundler Company
150 Whitman Avenue
Edison, New Jersey 08817
(ph)732-287-2244 (fax) 732-287-4185
www.schundler.com
mailto:info@schundler.com

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