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Title: Hydrogen fluoride study: Report to Congress, Section 112(n)(6) Clean Air Act as amended. Final report

Abstract

Under section 112(n)(6) of the Clean Air Act of 1990, as amended, Congress required EPA to carry out a study of hydrofluoric acid (also called hydrogen fluoride (HF)), to identify potential hazards to public health and the environment considering a range of events including worst-case accidental releases, and to make recommendations for reducing the hazards, if appropriate. The report, developed in response to the Congressional mandate, identifies and evaluates the hazards to the public posed by the production and use of HF. It is not intended to quantify risk to the public from HF.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States). Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
OSTI Identifier:
5432450
Report Number(s):
PB-94-121308/XAB; EPA--550/R-93/001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; RISK ASSESSMENT; CONTROL; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; POLLUTION CONTROL 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)

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Not Available. Hydrogen fluoride study: Report to Congress, Section 112(n)(6) Clean Air Act as amended. Final report. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Not Available. Hydrogen fluoride study: Report to Congress, Section 112(n)(6) Clean Air Act as amended. Final report. United States.
Not Available. 1993. "Hydrogen fluoride study: Report to Congress, Section 112(n)(6) Clean Air Act as amended. Final report". United States. doi:.
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