Tom Butt
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  Volunteers Wanted for Coal Dust Testing
May 30, 2018

If you think that your home or property has been and continues to be exposed to coal dust, you may want to consider participating in a volunteer sampling and testing program that will begin soon.

I am looking for volunteers who believe that coal dust has been accumulating on one or more surfaces at their home or workplace.

I will provide a protocol and collection media for sampling. Testing will by a laboratory that specializes in the identification  of small particulates such as coal dust and can distinguish coal dust from other particulates such as diesel exhaust particulates, rubber, other products of combustion and ordinary dust.

If you would like to participate, email me at with the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Street address
  • Where you believe your coal dust is coming from (i.e., train cars, storage piles, shiploading)
  • What surface you will collect it from (i.e., patio furniture, vehicle, etc.)