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CVE 401 – Risk Assessment and Management Homework 6 Due back 06.01.2012 Question 1 Write a short one paragraph news release telling the following story: Unanticipated contamination of PolyHexalane Biphenyls in air emissions from your company’s large production facility have unfortunately been occurring for 18 months at varying rates. Your company did not realize that these gases were being generated until two weeks ago. The PHBP releases apparently have not caused any acute harm (no one died) that you know of or would expect, but for an individual who resided at the plant’s fence that entire time at the point of greatest concentration, the 150 ppm releases in the PH-Biphenyls air emissions from the distillation process in Building B would have caused an increase in that individual’s lifetime risk of cancer equal to 8x10 -4 . This maximum dose was about 0.1% of the RfD defined by US EPA. Explain this event and the risk estimates so that they would be understood by the public,
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