Comments on: Risk Assessment, or Not, by Juror 6 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/not-by-juror-6/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Matt http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/not-by-juror-6/#comment-20092 Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:35:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3483#comment-20092 EPA allowed us to clean PCB’s to < 1 ppm which meets the standards for a school yard. We our a hazardous waste TSDF. The state of California is now requiring more for no reason. Who understands Risk. Obviously not the state.

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By: Brenda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/not-by-juror-6/#comment-20091 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 23:10:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3483#comment-20091 I remember working with construction crews on a remediation project years ago. One gentleman was pretty wigged out that he had to go through a scanner before exiting the work area and have his tools scanned out for potential radiological contamination. Nothing was ever found, but he came to work one Monday and set off every detector just by walking by them. He had tests on his heart the prior Friday and had taken a radioisotope as a tracer. It was quite an enlightening experience for him and the rest of the crew to realize that medical radiation use can result in much higher doses than working on a remediation project.

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By: Larry Teller http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/not-by-juror-6/#comment-20090 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 20:47:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3483#comment-20090 Lena, A couple of us almost plotzed when J6 identified herself as a smoker. Your point is well taken about cleaning common surfaces, even moreso than the air. It hurts to see how common sense eludes so many people. Another of my mother’s favorite responses to odd behavior was “Go figure.” As I said, Mom was always generous with her comments, knowing none of us is perfect. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. Larry

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/not-by-juror-6/#comment-20089 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:08:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3483#comment-20089 Larry,
Loved the post. Parden my Yddish, but I guess all of us are a little meshugenah. Instead of shpritzing the air, J6 should have been cleaning tables, handrails, etc. with sanitzer

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By: William H http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/not-by-juror-6/#comment-20088 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:10:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3483#comment-20088 great post. Hopefully you took the opportunity to tactfully ask him/her what the point was and stated that smoking was way worse than any germies present.

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