is a friend of Ron Gospodarski of Bio-Recovery Corp. in Woodside,
N.Y., a company that was awarded the contract for work on the
building and which previously decontaminated ABCs
"It was good for me, because Ive got experience with
this now," said Mr. Schutt.
For the trip to New York, Mr. Schutt
took additional equipment and decontamination foam licensed by the
Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. The foam breaks down the
outer shells of anthrax spores and kills the DNA
Bio-Recovery Services specializes in cleaning and
restoring areas affected by biological or infectious waste,
including blood, body fluids, and tissue at crime and trauma
The local company was hired to clean up after the
Jan. 9, 1997, crash of ComAir Flight 3272 near Ida, in which 29
Mr. Schutt was involved each of the three nights
Bio-Recovery Corp. worked to decontaminate areas in the Manhattan
building where anthrax-laden mail had been, including the mailroom
and offices, he said.
"This was new to everybody - how to do it, what
technology youre going to use," he said. "We have to have some
information as to whats working and whats not. One
problem with decontaminating anthrax is that no standard for
contractors has been established, and government agencies arent
sharing information on results theyve had with various methods, Mr.