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Particle Size Characterization of Water-Elutriated Libby Amphibole 2000 and RTI International Amosite

Open-File Report 2009-1242

Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cooperation with U.S. EPA National Enforcement Investigations Center
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Abstract

This report presents data on particle characterization analyzed by scanning electron microscopy on Libby amphibole collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2000 (LA2000) and amosite material collected by RTI International (RTI amosite). The particle characterization data were generated to support a portion of the Libby Action Plan. Prior to analysis, the raw LA2000 and RTI amosite materials were subjected to a preparation step. Each sample was water-elutriated by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Office of Research and Development, Research Triangle Park using the methods generally described in another published report and then delivered to the U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Microbeam Laboratory for analysis. Data presented here represent analyses performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Microbeam Laboratory and USEPA National Enforcement Investigations Center. This report consists of two Excel spreadsheet files developed by USEPA, Region 8 Superfund Technical Assistance Unit and describe the particle size characterization of the LA2000 and RTI amosite, respectively. Multiple tabs and data entry cells exist in each spreadsheet and are defined herein.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Particle Size Characterization of Water-Elutriated Libby Amphibole 2000 and RTI International Amosite
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2009-1242
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Central Region Mineral Resources Science Center
Description:
Report: iii, 3 p.; Downloads Directory
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y