Winter Environmental provided asbestos abatement and select demolition subcontractor services for the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Neely Research Center located on Georgia Tech’s Atlanta, Georgia urban campus.
The radiological abatement in the Neely Reaseach Center included the removal and disposal of asbestos containing materials (ACM), lead based paint (LBP), PCB containing light ballasts, mercury vapor in fluorescent light fixtures, mercury switches and thermostats, regulated refrigerants, hydraulic fluids and oils, lithium or lead batteries, chemicals, and pesticides. Interior abatement work was performed inside negative air enclosures, with decontamination units being constructed for each enclosure.
For exterior work, barrier tape was used to demarcate the regulated area(s). Poly sheeting on the ground directly beneath the materials being removed were also used. Each cement panel in the cooling tower was removed intact and wrapped with poly sheeting. Health physics support, including biological and radiological monitoring, was conducted by the prime contractor.