The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene initiated a new standard for lead dust clearance and lead dust lead hazard risk assessment testing in New York City effective June 11th, 2019. These new standards apply for all clearance dust wipe samples and are as follows:
|Area||Current Standards||New Standards|
|Floors||40 mcg/ft2||10 mcg/ ft2|
|Window Sills||250 mcg/ft2||50 mcg/ft2|
|Window Wells||400 mcg/ft2||100 mcg/ft2|
Dust wipe clearance testing is a requirement after any renovation or repair work has been conducted that disturbs more than 2 sq. feet of paint in a building built prior to 1960 where there is a presumption of lead based paint, and a child under the age of six years old resides. Should you require any information about lead testing please reach out to our Lead Project Manager, Juraj Bardiovsky.
Athenica runs a paid internship program for undergraduates majoring in environmental science or environmental engineering every summer. This program is an opportunity for students to work on real projects and gain hands-on experience in both fieldwork and office work. This summer’s intern is BJ Blair. BJ Blair is a rising senior studying Environmental Engineering at Saint Francis University. Throughout this internship program, he will have the opportunity to assist with soil, groundwater, and vapor sampling, Phase I ESAs, site report writing, and remediation oversight including community air monitoring.