Showing posts with label Air Quality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Air Quality. Show all posts

Tuesday

Map LandfillFire Dangerously Close Illegally Burried Radioactive Waste





Area Map of Landfill Fire Dangerously Close to Illegally Burried Radioactive Waste

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Sunday

EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS Bridgeton Landfill Fire

Download the Shelter In Place StLouis County Stay in Place rather than Evacuation Plan 

St. Louis County EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS when Bridgeton landfill fire reaches URANIUM and THORIUM Nuclear Waste.

Newly Added Global and StLouis Post Dispatch News Stories

St. Louis County EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS when Bridgeton landfill fire reaches URANIUM and THORIUM Nuclear Waste.
emergency plan provides very basic options for people to either evacuate the city or stay sheltered





According to the emergency plan, if the fire reaches the nuclear waste site, “there is a potential for radioactive fallout to be released in the smoke plume and spread throughout the region. This event will most likely occur with little or no warning,” the plan notes, listing the municipalities directly affected as Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, the Village of Champ and the City of St. Charles.”
County Executive Steve Stenger has promised that the emergency plan is “not an indication of any imminent danger,” but with a fire just 1000 feet away from a nuclear waste site, the danger does seem imminent for many of the city’s residents.
It is [the] county government’s responsibility to protect the health, safety and well-being of all St. Louis County residents. None of this is meant to be alarmist, but you have to be prepared,” Stenger said in a statement.

However, this week Koster told the Associated Press that the fire is even closer to the contamination zone than the city officials have even estimated because the radiation extends beyond the walls of the site.

The emergency plan provides very basic options for people to either evacuate the city or stay sheltered in their houses. Aside from saying that nuclear contamination can spread through the area in plumes of smoke, there was little mention in the report about what they actually expect to happen. 

Also alarming, is the fact that while there is an evacuation plan, there has been no plan proposed to actually stop this, or clean the mess up. It seems that the local government and the EPA are just hoping for the best as the fire continues to spread.

John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/st-louis-preparing-nuclear-disaster-landfill-fire-nears-radioactive-waste-site/#thQp2sI1UYMFG51j.99


Download the Shelter In Place StLouis County Stay in Place rather than Evacuation Plan St. Louis County EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS when Bridgeton landfill fire reaches URANIUM and THORIUM Nuclear Waste.
St. Louis County EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS when Bridgeton landfill fire reaches URANIUM and THORIUM Nuclear Waste. emergency plan provides very basic options for people to either evacuate the city or stay sheltered
St. Louis County EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS when Bridgeton landfill fire reaches URANIUM and THORIUM Nuclear Waste.
emergency plan provides very basic options for people to either evacuate the city or stay sheltered





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Wednesday

Air Sealing Your Home- Weatherization, Tips, Photos, Suggested Sealing Techniques

WHAT  A R E  T H E  B E N E F I T S  O F  A I R
S E A L I N G ?
Air infiltration can account for 30 percent or
more of a home’s heating and cooling costs
and contribute to problems with moisture.

In the previous post: Suggested Reading- How to Design and Build an Energy Efficient Home
I covered many aspects of Designing and Building an Energy Efficient Home. 


This blog posting will cover Air Infiltration-

Seal plumbing behind tub
electrical penetrations
Attic living space
Knee wall
Attic space
Unwanted air leakage
Attic Ventilation
Seal tub penetration
Seal kneewall to create a continuous air barrier.
Seal and insulate exterior wall before installing bath tubs.
Attic ventilation
Rafter Sheet
dropped soffit
Seal chases
 top and bottom plates
Soffit vent
Caulk bottom plate
Caulk
to subfloor
electrical fixtures to drywall
Seal HVAC
Caulk band joist to subfloor and plates
penetrations
Seal electrical penetrations
Seal bottom
Tape or caulk exterior
Seal plumbing penetrations
sill plate-Caulk bottom plate to subfloor
sheathing seams
Sheathing
Seal dropped soffit ceilings, plumbing and electrical penetrations, etc
Seal exterior sheathing joints, and top and bottom plates. chases.

and More.


Download the Free Technology Fact Sheet on Air Sealing / Air Filtration.  Sealing Air Leaks will SAVE YOU MONEY.

Air infiltration control in housing: A guide to international practice (Bulletin no. 139 from Division of Building Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)

Wind and trees; air infiltration effects on energy in housing (Report - Center for Environmental Studies, Princeton University)

Applicable Models for Air Infiltration and Ventilation Calculations

Minimising Air Infiltration in Office Buildings: (BR 265) (Building Research Establishment Report)

Infiltration and Air Leakage

Air tightness and air leakages of new lightweight single-family detached houses in Estonia [An article from: Building and Environment]

Tuesday

Re: OSB Issues-Toxic Levels

Question Posed:
 "I was just wondering how you felt about OSB (oriented strand board). We will soon begin the framing of our house and are planning to use OSB for exterior walls and interior floor, but I'm a little hesitant about OSB's environmental integrity (possibly emits formaldehyde?)...."


Scotty's Reply:
I have Personally Built and Worked with Homes that utilize OSB used in the Roofs, Exterior Siding, and Flooring-

'With No Ill Effects'  Signed Scotty
For my Own House I would Suggest OSB in the Roof and Exterior Walls (Note: EXTRA ATTENTION TO WATERPROOFING) and for the Sub Floor: Standard Plywood Interlocking Sub Floors.  Two Main Reasons: 1) Floors allways seem to get wet in some time during the Lifetime of a Home. 2) Plywood will take a Little more Abuse while still maintaining its Desired Structural Integrity.

  • Substitute oriented strand board (OSB) for your exterior sheathing. Select boards made from formaldehyde-free glues. If the sheathing is not required for the structure, use nonstructural insulated boards for extra insulation.
Quote from: http://stlouisrenewableenergy.blogspot.com/2010/03/plywood-vs-osb.html

News reports of formaldehyde concentrations in mobile homes provided to victims of Hurricane Katrina has made builders concerned about the softwood, exterior structural panels used to sheathe walls, floors, and roofs. But the moisture-resistant glues used to make exterior sheathing in the U.S. do not contain urea formaldehyde, the adhesive that has created indoor air quality concerns. According to Marilyn LeMoine, spokesperson for the APA, all of the exterior, structural panels manufactured in the U.S. today comply with or are exempt from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Air Toxic Control Measure for Composite Wood Products, arguably one of the world's most stringent standards regulating toxic off-gassing from building materials.

Most OSB and many plywood panels use the adhesive diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) as a binder, which contains no formaldehyde and no ecological risks, says LeMoine. Some plywood and OSB contain binders made from phenol formaldehyde, which becomes stable during processing and results in such low emission levels in the finished material that these products remain exempt from all formaldehyde emission standards.

The statement "no added formaldehyde" in a wood product may sound like a hedge, but it is only because wood itself contains small measures of formaldehyde. It's all around us, as natural as air and water. You just don't want to breathe too much of it. How much is too much? No one knows, and hence the effort to avoid products that raise the concentrations of formaldehyde indoors beyond the background levels found naturally outside." End Quote Click here to Continue READING
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Institute for Environment and Health Assessment on Indoor Air Quality in the Home: Nitrogen Dioxide, Formaldehyde, Volatile Organic Compounds, House Dust Mites, Fungi and Bacteria (Assessment ;2)

 

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