Total Decontamination Cost of the Anthrax Letter Attacks

Ketra Schmitt, Nicholas A. Zacchia
2012 Biosecurity and Bioterrorism  
All of the costs associated with decontamination following the 2001 anthrax letter attacks were summarized, estimated, and aggregated based on existing literature and news media reports. A comprehensive list of all affected structures was compiled. Costs were analyzed by building class and decontamination type. Sampling costs and costs of worker relocation were also included. Our analysis indicates that the total cost associated with decontamination was about $320 million.
doi:10.1089/bsp.2010.0053 pmid:22313022 fatcat:wse2ynym4jb2vmsd23cliite4a