Project Description

 

AIR QUALITY
Migatory air quality monitoring program

AMBOY AGGREGATES
South Amboy, NJ

 

 

 

CLIENT
City of South Amboy
140 North Broadway
South Amboy, NJ

CONTACT
Mayor Jack O'Leary
(732) 525-5932

Potomac-Hudson Environmental, Inc. (PHEnv) was requested to develop an air monitoring program to measure off-site concentrations of inhalable particulates and silica during handling and transportation of on-site materials from an active aggregate processing facility.

Initiated by numerous neighborhood nuisance complaints and secondary property damage, PHEnv conducted an air quality study that included the collection and analysis of total and inhalable particulates and silica dust to determine if fugitive dust generated from aggregate processing activities and heavy-duty truck egress produces potential health risks to adjacent residential receptors. Several types of operations occurred at the Site that resulted in the movement of site products and the increased potential for generation of airborne dust and migration of contaminants off-site. These activities included the off-loading and stockpiling of products, processing, and the export of products. Some of these activities occurred simultaneously.

The purpose of this study was to determine the concentration of airborne particulates migrating off-site, and to implement necessary dust suppression measures when airborne concentrations exceeded criteria levels. Another study aspect was the analytical characterization of the pollutants to determine their source and migratory patterns.

The purpose of a Perimeter Air Monitoring Plan was to determine the concentration of airborne particulates migrating off-site, and to implement necessary dust suppression measures when airborne concentrations exceeded criteria levels.