Air pollution measurements in the vicinity of the World Trade Center


Journal Article

Since the full extent of the hazards associated with 9/11 were not yet known, the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development (EPA-ORD) set out to characterize the on-going emissions associated with the fires and the materials generated during debris removal, especially particulate matter (PM).The initial collapse of the WTC towers produced in excess of one million tons of pulverized debris and combusted materials that blanketed the lower Manhattan area. This paper summarizes the efforts undertaken by EPA-ORD in response to the WTC disaster and presents results on the monitored air pollutant.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vette, A; Seila, R; Swartz, E; Pleil, J; Webb, L; Landis, M; Huber, A; Vallero, D

Published Date

  • February 1, 2004

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 26

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1088-9981

Citation Source

  • Scopus