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Total Decontamination Cost of the Anthrax Letter Attacks

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Total Decontamination Cost of the Anthrax Letter Attacks

Schmitt, Ketra and Zacchia, Nicholas A. (2012) Total Decontamination Cost of the Anthrax Letter Attacks. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, 10 (1). pp. 98-107. ISSN 1538-7135

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/bsp.2010.0053

Abstract

All of the costs associated with decontamination following the 2001 anthrax letter attacks were summarized, estimated, and aggregated based on existing literature and news media reports. A comprehensive list of all affected structures was compiled. Costs were analyzed by building class and decontamination type. Sampling costs and costs of worker relocation were also included. Our analysis indicates that the total cost associated with decontamination was about $320 million.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Concordia University > Research Units > Centre for Engineering in Society
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Schmitt, Ketra and Zacchia, Nicholas A.
Journal or Publication:Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science
Date:2012
ID Code:974056
Deposited By:ANDREA MURRAY
Deposited On:14 May 2012 13:45
Last Modified:14 May 2012 15:34
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