soil vapor intrusion News

  • Vapor Intrusion

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will link easy to use, cost-effective and nonintrusive passive sampling with concentration data to measure vapor intrusion. WK40037, Guide for Determining Concentration Values from Groundwater, Air and Soil Gas Using Adsorbent-Based, Passive Samplers, is being developed by Subcommittee D18.21 on Groundwater and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Modulo for Vapor Intrusion

    The system creates an under slab void that works as a capillary barrier against moisture - yet uses less concrete than other standard slab equivalents but has, at the same time, a superior load bearing capacity. This is also a “green” building product that will lower future electrical costs and contribute to LEED points on sustainable building projects. Moreover, Geoplast’s ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Vapor Intrusion: A hidden danger

    As public awareness has increased, the issue of vapor intrusion in buildings has become a significant environmental concern for building occupants, regulators and industry leaders. According to the EPA, the potential health issues vary and are dependent upon the types of chemicals and concentrations of the chemicals as well as the length of the exposure and the overall health of those that are ...


  • Vapor Intrusion Update

    Vapor intrusion (VI) is a process by which chemicals in soil or groundwater migrate to indoor air above a contaminated site. VI first hit the regulatory scene in 1993 when people began to first realize that this was a primary pathway to be exposed to suburface contamination. As a result, requirements were initally ...

  • CMT simplifies Vapor intrusion monitoring

    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 enter buildings through cracks and openings in the ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • CMT for high resolution vapor intrusion monitoring

    Background 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 enter buildings through cracks and ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • NJDEP Finalizes the Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance Document

    Recently, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced that they had finalized the Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance document.  The guide was designed to provide assistance in the evaluation of contaminated sites. According to the NJDEP, “The presence of volatile chemicals in contaminated soil or ground water offers the potential for chemical vapors to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Vapor Intrusion Issues Concern Nebraska Residents

    Nebraska health officials identified volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the water wells of Columbus, NE in 1983. Beginning in 1987, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began implementing procedures to reduce the levels of tetrachloroethylene (PCE) that were found in the area.   Recently, the EPA announced plans to tear down several businesses to speed up the remediation process ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Vapor Intrusion Dangers Exposed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest online video.  The video is about vapor intrusion and the health hazards for building occupants exposed to short and long-term exposures. Vapor intrusion is the process by which chemicals migrate to the indoor air above a contaminated site.  Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Buildings with Vapor Intrusion Issues Risk Occupants’ Health

    Molecular filtration solutions from UVDI’s Sparks Technology can help remove dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to improve building indoor air quality (IAQ). Vapor intrusion is described by building envelop professionals as what happens when a gaseous substance migrates into a building.  Volatile organic compounds and other gases can make their way from contaminated soils and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Vapor Intrusion Risks a Real Threat to Building Occupants

    Vapor intrusion is the process by which chemicals migrate to the indoor air above a contaminated site.  Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is movement of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building. In extreme cases, the vapors may accumulate in dwellings or occupied buildings to levels that may pose near-term safety hazards from explosions, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Residents Concerned over Trichloroethylene and Vapor Intrusion

    Last month, Palo Alto’s Mountain View Voice published a story about concerns over toxic chemicals at a former military housing complex.  The focus has been on Orion Park ever since trichloroethylene (TCE) has been found in the groundwater and from air samples taken from buildings on the site.  The TCE is believed to have contaminated the area from its years of military use.  ...

  • Vapor Intrusion, an Invisible Threat to Building Occupants

    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 intrusion testing in a number of homes decades ...

  • Vapor Intrusion Issues have Activists Concerned in California

    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 the site from the property’s years of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Proposed new ASTM vadose zone standard to aid in vapor intrusion evaluations

    A proposed new practice being developed by ASTM Subcommittee D18.21 on Ground Water and Vadose Zone Investigations will cover techniques for actively collecting soil gas samples from the vadose zone beneath buildings. WK18835, Practice for Active Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Vapor Intrusion Evaluations, is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. ...


    By ASTM International

  • TCE Exposure Risks Due to Vapor Intrusion & Other Pathways

    Vapor intrusion occurs when there is a migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building. Volatile chemicals emit vapors that migrate through subsurface soils and into indoor air spaces that can cause exposure concerns for the building’s occupants.   One common chemical pollutant that routinely causes vapor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New York Landlords Required by Law to Notify Tenants of Indoor Air Contamination due to Soil Vapor Intrusion

    In 2008, the governor of New York signed new legislation that added a section to the Environmental Conservation Law.  It requires property owners and owner agents to notify their tenants and occupants of any test results related to indoor air contamination associated with soil vapor intrusion. The New York law applies to both residential and non-residential properties. According to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • REGENESIS Announces New Technologies for Groundwater Remediation and Vapor Intrusion Mitigation

    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 Battelle-sponsored Eighth International Conference on ...

  • EPA Releases Technical Guides to Support Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Mitigation Activities

    Today (June, 11), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two technical guides to support assessment and mitigation activities at sites where vapor intrusion is an actual or potential concern. The Technical Guide for Assessing and Mitigating the Vapor Intrusion Pathway from Subsurface Vapor Sources to Indoor Air applies to all sites being evaluated under federal land cleanup ...

  • EarthSoft announces a vapor intrusion EDD format and schema additions

    EarthSoft announced today a new Vapor Intrusion module for EQuIS, consisting of a Vapor Intrusion (VI) EDD, schema  additions, and VI reports. The VI EDD was developed under the guidance of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This EDD was designed by several state staff and consultants. The VI EDD is part of NYSDEC’s EDD format. Information about NYSDEC’s EDD ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

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