DO I NEED TO TEST THE AIR IN MY HOME?

Results from tests performed to date by multiple entities (including South Coast AQMD, US EPA, USN and IMT contractors) in response to the Hangar Fire Incident suggests that the main concern for asbestos exposure was from bulk debris while asbestos fibers in the air played a limited role. While several heavy metals were originally detected in mobile monitoring of the smoke plume, additional metal testing revealed these returned to normal background levels. Air monitoring of metals collected to date were under the level of concern or were not detected. 

Experts from the IMT’s Environmental Unit have determined that testing indoor spaces is not necessary, thanks to reassuring test results from nearby facilities (Orange County Sheriff Department’s facilities, Public Schools, local parks, community centers).



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1. WHAT DO I DO IF I COME ACROSS DEBRIS I THINK IS FROM THE HANGAR?
2. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SEE A PIECE OF DEBRIS?
3. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DETECTION AND MITIGATION?
4. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK MYSELF OR MY FAMILY IS HAVING RESPIRATORY DIFFICULTY?
5. DO I NEED TO TEST THE AIR IN MY HOME?
6. ARE THERE PLANS TO CONDUCT AIR MONITORING OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF TUSTIN?
7. ARE PETS SAFE TO BE OUTDOORS?
8. CAN I CALL MY OWN CERTIFIED ASBESTOS COMPANY DETECTION COMPANY?
9. CAN I DO OUTSIDE LAWNCARE?
10. CAN I RUN MY HEATING/AIR/VENTILATION UNITS?
11. CAN I HOSE OFF DEBRIS ON MY PROPERTY?
12. HOW CAN I CLEAN MY HOME/BUSINESS?
13. WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A POOL IN MY BACKYARD?
14. CAN I VISIT PARKS?
15. IS KENSINGTON PARK SHOPPING CENTER STILL OPEN?
16. IS THERE A CONCERN ABOUT ASBESTOS IN DRINKING WATER / GROUNDWATER BASIN?
17. WHAT ABOUT THE WATER RUNOFF?
18. AT WHAT LOCATIONS ARE THE WATER SAMPLES BEING TAKEN?
19. WITH RAINFALL, DOES THE COUNTY PERFORM WATER QUALITY TESTING?
20. WHEN WAS WATER SAMPLING PERFORMED?
21. WHAT DOES THE COUNTY'S STORMWATER SAMPLING TEST FOR? DOES IT INCLUDE TESTING FOR THE PRESENCE OF ASBESTOS?
22. IS THERE A CONCERN ABOUT ASBESTOS IN STORMWATER MOVING THROUGH STORM DRAINS AND FLOOD CONTROL CHANNELS?
23. WHEN ARE STORMWATER TEST RESULTS AVAILABLE AFTER TAKING THE WATER SAMPLE?
24. WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE?
25. WHY DID OCFA LET THE FIRE BURN?