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Publication Citation: Procedures for the Decontamination of Building Plumbing Systems

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Author(s): Stephen J. Treado; Mark A. Kedzierski; V. J. Gallardo;
Title: Procedures for the Decontamination of Building Plumbing Systems
Published: April 07, 2008
Abstract: This paper presents a discussion of methods for decontaminating building plumbing systems and restoring them to safe operation, based on generic contaminant characteristics. More specific recommendations are being developed that link decontamination procedures to particular contaminants or groups of contaminants with similar characteristics. It is hoped that these recommendation will prove useful as a starting point for a set of comprehensive guidelines that support general response plans for effective recover from water supply system contamination events.
Conference: Water Contamination Emergencies: Collective Responsibility
Location: London, UK
Dates: April 7-8, 2008
Keywords: Contaminant, decontamination, plumbing, water supply
Research Areas: Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience
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