Capen and Gage Results
Here are the result explanations from my Feb. 12, 2004 sampling of
Capen and Gage, corresponding to the samples in the PDFs below.
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GAGE 2 -
1254 47 ppm
1260 33 ppm
Gage basement kitchen lounge vent, dust and scraping, where I had
previously obtained a sample with 100 parts-per-million polychlorinated
biphenyl contamination, as repeatedly reported in Woodstock Times in
the summer of 1994.
THIS IS CLOSE TO THE 100 PPM THAT THE VENT PRODUCED IN 1993, REPORTED
This was a bulk sample taken from inside the vent as well as collecting
any available dust from the grille. THIS ROOM HAS PREVIOUSLY TESTED FOR
GAGE 1 -
1254 4.8 ppm
1260 2.8 ppm
Chunk of ceiling tile from basement lounge in the same room, near the
television set, at the opposite end of the room from the kitchen vent.
THIS PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN HIGHER HAD I DONE A WIPE ON THE INSIDE
SURFACE OF THE TILE, THE ONE EXPOSED TO THE BUILDING'S INNER SPACE.
GAGE 3 -
1254 2 ppm
1260 0.77 ppm
Gage basement crawl space, near back door, near elevator, bottom dry
sediment sample below ground level. I believe this to be the first time
this sediment has been sampled for testing.
GAGE 4 -
1254 0.4 ppm
1260 0.53 ppm (corrected from prior post, was reported as .053)
Gage radiator in back door foyer way of basement. This was a dust
sample from a dusty radiator collected inside the radiator grille,
accessed by the hinged door. I believe this to be the first time the
heating system was sampled in Gage Hall. Upon information and belief,
the heat system in Bliss Residence Hall was determined in 1992 to have
been a pathway of PCB contamination after Gage Residence Hall was
opened to students, but to my knowledge, upon extensive research, the
Gage heating system was never tested.
CAPEN 3 -
1254 15 ppm
1260 7.6 ppm
Capen laundry room exhaust duct near the left side of the room as one
entering the room faces into the room, above a dryer, and scraped and
bulk material sample from an extremely dusty exhaust vent, accessed by
removing the grille.
THIS IS THE FIRST TEST OF A CAPEN VENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE INCIDENT.
1254 7.2 ppm
1260 2.5 ppm
Capen radiator dust sample, near room B 00 outer foyer, inside grille,
accessed by removing the entire front panel of the radiator.
THIS IS THE FIRST TEST OF CAPEN HEAT IN THE HISTORY OF THE INCIDENT.
These laundry room vents are extremely dusty.
CAPEN 2 -
1254 1.4 micrograms
Capen basement electrical access area wipe sample. Denatured alcohol in
cotton cloth was used as a solvent to wipe down electrical wires, the
inside of the access doorway and to collect dust hanging from the
wires. This was taken from a relatively small area - the surface of a
few feet of wire, a bit of loose dust, and the inside of the door.
THIS IS RIGHT OUTSIDE A STUDENT ROOM. ++