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Changes Coming to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Puerto Rico

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Dec. 15, 2014)

This past fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule with changes to site assessment standards that will go into effect October 6th, 2015.  The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard E1527-05 will be replaced with ASTM E1527-13.   People potentially affected by this action are those ...

Vapor Intrusion Issues have Activists Concerned in California

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (May 11, 2012)

Palo Alto’s Mountain View Voice published a story recently about concerns over toxic chemicals at a former military housing complex.  Orion Park has been at the center of attention since trichloroethylene (TCE) was found in the groundwater and from samples taken from buildings on the site.  The TCE is believed to have contaminated ...

Vapor Intrusion, an Invisible Threat to Building Occupants

by Legends Environmental Insurance Services, LLC  (Apr. 16, 2012)

In 1970, over a dozen railroad cars left their tracks in Leroy, New York.  Several ruptured containers held trichloroethylene, also known as TCE.  An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 gallons of the chemical spilled to the ground.   The TCE that spilled has made its way into the ground across the area prompting officials to perform vapor ...

St. Louis Residents Surprised to Learn of Potential Vapor Intrusion Issues

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (Sep. 12, 2012)

Last month, The St. Louis American published a report about the surprise and shock of many residents who have learned that their homes may have issues with vapor intrusion.  The article discusses a public housing development known as Elmwood Park that is located above an area that may have contaminated groundwater. The story begins 22 years ...

Vapor Intrusion Issues Still a Concern in Endicott, New York

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (Jul. 12, 2012)

In the late 1970s a chemical spill occurred at a manufacturing plant in Endicott, New York.  Earlier this month, channel 34 in Binghamton broadcast a report about the ongoing cleanup efforts, decades after the incident. The spill caused groundwater to be contaminated with trichloroethylene, also known as TCE.  The TCE can enter ...

REGENESIS Announces New Technologies for Groundwater Remediation and Vapor Intrusion Mitigation

by Land Science Technologies (LST)  (Jun. 6, 2012)

REGENESIS, a world leader in advanced technologies for contaminated site remediation, announces three new remediation-focused technologies: PetroCleanze™, Retro-Coat™ and Plume Stop™. Ben Mork, Ph.D., Director of Research and Development at REGENESIS, introduced the new technologies in Monterey, California at the recent ...

REGENESIS Announces New Technologies for Groundwater Remediation and Vapor Intrusion Mitigation

by REGENESIS  (Jun. 6, 2012)

REGENESIS, a world leader in advanced technologies for contaminated site remediation, announces three new remediation-focused technologies: PetroCleanze™, Retro-Coat™ and Plume Stop™. Ben Mork, Ph.D., Director of Research and Development at REGENESIS, introduced the new technologies in Monterey, California at the recent ...

Vapor Intrusion Problems Still an Issue 40 Years after Toxic Spill

by EMSL Analytical, Inc.  (Apr. 16, 2012)

Earlier this month, WGRZ published a story about vapor intrusion problems in Leroy, New York.  The problem began in 1970 when 25 rail cars left their tracks and spilled cyanide crystals and trichloroethylene (TCE).  An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 gallons of TCE spilled onto the ground. According to the report, the cyanide was cleaned up, ...

CMT simplifies Vapor intrusion monitoring

by Solinst Canada Ltd.  (Oct. 1, 2010)

Vapor intrusion refers to the movement of volatile chemicals from the subsurface into the indoor air of overlying buildings. The most common source is groundwater or soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs emit vapors that migrate into pore spaces of the soil and upward into the overlying environment. Generally, vapors ...

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