The Vermiculite Institute

JUNE 2001

revised September 26, 2001

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Region 4
Science and Ecosystem Support Division
980 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30605-2720

DATE: September 5, 2001

Jim Miller
Palmetto Vermiculite
13101 Hwy 221 South
Woodruff, SC 29388

Dear Mr. Miller:

I apologize for the delay in getting this data to you, but I wanted to be sure that all referecnes to Libby, MT were deleted from this project. The table below is a summary of the results from the samples we collected on June 6, 2001. Attached are copies of the analytical data sheets from the laboratory for your records. I am pleased to report that no asbestos was detected.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance during our visit. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Palmetto Vermiculite, Woodruff, SC, 06/06/01
Project #01-0812

Sample ID Sample Description Results
PV-123-VO Composite of African ore grades A2,A3 and A4 None Detected
PV-004-VO Virginia ore None Detected
PV-005-VO Carolina ore None Detected
PV-006-VO Waste rock, etcNone Detected
PV-007-VO Finished productNone Detected

The above results were submitted by EMSL Laboratory, Westmont, NJ and will be reviewed by Integrated Laborary Systems, Athens, GA.

Kevin Simmons, Life Scientist
Enforcement Section

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