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Air Monitoring Data  
     
Air quality at the Richmond Field Station is generally very good due to the proximity to San Francisco Bay with on-shore prevailing winds transporting clean air from the Pacific Ocean. Remediation activities, including excavation of soils and sediments, mixing of stabilizing materials (such as limestone, activated carbon and lime), loading of trucks and hauling clean soils in and contaminated soils out have the potential to release pollutants or dust in nuisance levels. Emissions from these activities are controlled through construction best management practices, such as using spray water to suppress dust and avoidance of loading in windy conditions.

To ensure that remediation project activities at the RFS and neighboring Zeneca sites are not adversely impacting air quality, oversight agencies require regular air monitoring during work periods. In addition to this air monitoring, the campus Office of Environment, Health & Safety monitors indoor and outdoor air when concerns are raised.

To report odors, dust or other air quality impacts call:

 
 
UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health & Safety (510) 642-3073. After hours call 911 or UC Police Department (UCPD) at (510) 642-6760.

Or

Bay Area Air Quality Management District Air Pollution Complaints 24 hour toll-free complaint hotline: 1-800-334-ODOR(6367)

 
     
RFS Remediation and Restoration Project  
Air quality monitoring plans and results for the first three phases of remediation work at the RFS are presented in the three phase implementation reports in sections presented below. Future air monitoring results will be posted as available.
 
     
  PHASE 1: Section 4, Tables 12, Appendix D of the following:  
    September 4, 2003 Implementation Report, Phase 1, Subunit 2A Meade Street Operable Unit, University of California Berkeley, Richmond Field Station, Richmond California (Tasks 2E and 3E, RWQCB Order No.01-102), URS Corporation [148 MB pdf file]
 
     
  PHASE 2: Section 4, Tables 11 & 12, Appendix E of the following:  
    December 3, 2004 Implementation Report Phase 2 – Subunit 2A & 2B Meade Street Operable Unit, University of California Berkeley, Richmond Field Station, Richmond California (Tasks 2E, 3E and 5D, RWQCB Order No.01-102) [19 MB pdf file]  
     
  PHASE 3: Section 4, Tables 7 & 8, Appendixes H and I of the following report:
 
    September 29, 2004 Notification and Monitoring Plan BBL [1.263 kb pdf doc]  
       
    June 16, 2005 Implementation Report Phase 3 Upland Portion of Subunit 2B Meade Street Operable Unit, University of California Berkeley, Richmond Field Station, Richmond California (Task 4D, RWQCB Order No.01-102) [63 KB pdf file]  
  SUPPLEMENTAL AIR MONITORING REPORTS:
 
    Background Air Monitoring at Building 478, February 7, 2006 [83KB pdf file]  
    Background Air Monitoring at Buidling 478, Attachments A-C [14.9MB pdf file]  
    December 12, 2007 Richmond Field Station Air Quality Sampling and Analysis Plan [15 MB pdf file]  
    August 22, 2008 Indoor Air Monitoring Report [19.4 MB pdf file]  
       
     
 

October 2007 Air Monitoring- Time Critical Removal Action at former Forest Products Laboratory Wood Treatment Laboratory.

As described in the Soil Confirmation and Perimeter Air Monitoring Plan, air was monitored using a MIE Personal Data Real-time Aerosol Monitors (PDR) which have a particle size maximum range of response of 0.1 to 10 micrometers (μm) and a lower detection limit of 0.001 mg/ m3. Data is presented in tables for each work day. A corresponding figure shows the locatoin of the PDRs.

 
 

October 2, 2007 TCRA Air Monitoring Data [50KB excel file] / PDR Location Map [354 KB pdf file]

 
  October 3, 2007 TCRA Air Monitoring Data [53KB excel file] / PDR Location Map [384 KB pdf file]  
  October 4, 2007 TCRA Air Monitoring Data [52KB excel file] / PDR Location Map [439 KB pdf file]  
  October 5, 2007 TCRA Air Monitoring Data [55KB excel file] / PDR Location Map [443 KB pdf file]  
  October 12, 2007 TCRA Air Monitoring Data [28KB excel file] / PDR Location Map [360 KB pdf file]  
     
 

October 29, 2014 Bulb Exploratory Excavation Dust Monitoring

Upwind Personal Data Real-time Aerosol Monitor (PDR) [4KB Excel file}

Downwind Personal Data Real-time Aerosol Monitor (PDR) [4KB Excel file}

 
     
Zeneca Remediation
Information on air quality monitoring data for the Zeneca site is found at the Department of Toxics Substances Control website at: http://dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/Zeneca/index.html

Daily Marsh Cleanup Air Monitoring at the Zeneca site is posted on the Simeon Campus Bay (a.k.a. Zeneca) website at: http://www.campusbay.info/

 
   
Pollen Counts  
  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immmunology Pollen and Spore Levels- Western Region  
  San Jose Station 1 http://pollen.aaaai.org/nab/index.cfm?p=allergenreport&stationid=85&datecount=04%2F16%2F2016  
     
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