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Capitol Hill Ricin 2/2/04 – 2/9/04. Incident Description  White Powder – Senator Frist Mailroom –Found 2/2/04  Initial Assessment by Capitol Police.

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1 Capitol Hill Ricin 2/2/04 – 2/9/04

2 Incident Description  White Powder – Senator Frist Mailroom –Found 2/2/04  Initial Assessment by Capitol Police HMRT  Field Tests – 5 of 6 Positive  Lab Results on 2/3/04 - Confirmed Ricin

3 Response Mobilization  HSAA Requested EPA Support  EPA Activated ERT, USCG-AST, ATSDR, ERRS, START  Capitol Police Activated Marines- CBIRF

4 Incident Command  ICS had Parallel Tracks - Investigations & Response  Limited Info Sharing from Investigations to Response  EPA Integrated Our Operations Into Capitol Police’s ICS Structure  Goal: Open Buildings asap

5 Initial Scope of Response  Initially Focused on Mail Collection - Bag, Document & Overpack  House Buildings Never Closed - Work @ Night  Develop Plan to Sample & Decontaminate Mailroom

6 Further Scope of Response  Implement Decontamination Plan - Fumigation w/ Heat? - Washdown w/ Weak Bleach - Steam Vac Carpets  Dirksen Open On Schedule (2/9)  USCG- PIAT & EPA-CIC Support to Capitol Police’s PIO

7 Ongoing Work  Disposal of Wastes (PPE, decon water, rugs, etc.)  Treatment/Disposal of Mail  EPA Costs: < $500K

8 Lessons Learned: Part 1  Increase in Capitol Police’s Hazmat Capabilities - Good News: * Less Cross-Contamination * Improved ICS * Less Reliance on Others - Bad News: * Less Access to Sampling Data for EPA & CDC

9 Lessons Learned: Part 2  PFO – Offers Potential Help  Efficacy Methods for Interior Bldg Remediation Are Needed  Criminal/Response Coordination: Still a Work in Progress  ERT Can Do Great Job as SSC  Formalized Guidance on Clearance Committees Would be Useful


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