LEAD PAINT REMOVAL: A COMPARISON OF COSTS AND EFFICIENCY

A series of bridges that span the American and Canadian channels of the St. Lawrence River are operated and maintained by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA). TIBA currently uses a vacuum recovery needle gun system to remove spot rust and deteriorated lead-based paint from the bridges. While the system is effective and efficient in removing and containing lead-based paint debris, the purpose of the program is to eliminate rust, rather than to perform total paint removal. This article describes TIBA's maintenance painting program for the Thousand Islands Bridges. It compares four lead paint removal methods and provides cost estimates per square foot for each method in United States (U.S.) dollars. Also, environmental, health, and safety regulations that apply to the maintenance program are discussed.

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    Technology Publishing Company

    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15203
  • Authors:
    • Bates, N
  • Publication Date: 1996-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00719351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1996 12:00AM