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EPA Demonstrates Innovative Graffiti Removal Products in San Francisco

 

In November 2013 the Environmental Protection Agency demonstrated a series of new graffiti removers safe for the environment and worker health, at Agua Vista Park in San Francisco, Calif.  The graffiti removers are the outcome of a $75,000 EPA pollution prevention grant awarded to the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA).  Testing and development of the removers was done through partnerships between IRTA and a number of San Francisco city and Bay Area government agencies.

Speakers

  • Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ed Reiskin, Transportation Director, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • Mohammed Neru, Director, San Francisco Department of Public Works
  • Melanie Nutter, Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment
  • Tom Carter, Deputy Director, Port of San Francisco
  • Jim Karas, Director of Engineering, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Katy Wolf, Director, Institute for Research and Technical Assistance

Project Photos

Using crushed recycled glass blasting system to remove graffiti from picnic table in Agua Vista Park
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Port of San Francisco painter applying four graffiti resistant coatings to concrete wall
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Test patches of graffiti resistant coatings on concrete wall at Port of San Francisco
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Using dry ice blasting system to remove graffiti from pier
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Using crushed recycled glass blasting system to remove graffiti from Embarcadero walkway
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