vapor intrusion News

  • REGENESIS Announces New Land Science Technologies Director, Kelly Ameli Smith

    REGENESIS is pleased to announce the promotion of Mrs. Kelly Ameli Smith to Director of its Land Science Technologies (LST) Division. For the past 7 years Kelly served as National Sales Manager within the LST organization where she was instrumental in growing a technical sales team of vapor intrusion (VI) mitigation specialists while effectively managing the needs of a growing VI ...


    By Regenesis

  • Air & Waste Management Association presents fourth conference on vapor intrusion

    Pittsburgh, PA (October 16,2008) The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present “Vapor Intrusion 2009,” January 27-30, 2009, in San Diego, CA. This conference will examine the latest developments and innovations in vapor intrusion.“Vapor intrusion is an indoor air quality issue that can have a significant impact on all building types,” said Adrianne Carolla, A&WMA ...

  • New DoD Fact Sheets on Vapor Intrusion

    A series of fact sheets has been prepared by the Department of Defense (DoD) Tri-Service Environmental Risk Assessment Workgroup (TSERAWG) to update and supplement the DoD Vapor Intrusion Handbook. These six fact sheets cover sampling and assessment techniques that allow for an improved understanding of vapor intrusion given temporal variability and the potential for the presence of background ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • 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 can be ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EPA to hold listening session on whether to add vapor intrusion as a criterion for superfund sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host its fourth public listening session on whether to include vapor intrusion threats as a criterion for considering hazardous waste sites for the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. The session will also include a discussion of EPA’s efforts to develop final technical guidance for handling vapor intrusion. Superfund is the EPA ...

  • 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

  • Vapor Intrusion Problems Risk Building Occupants’ Health

    EMSL Analytical offers vapor intrusion and volatile organic compound (VOC) testing services to protect building occupants from vapor intrusion exposure. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 8th, 2010 Vapor intrusion happens when a gaseous substance migrates into a building.  Radon, volatile organic compounds, water vapor and other gases can make there way through cracks in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA solicits public input on using vapor intrusion threats as criteria for superfund sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it will accept public input on whether to include vapor intrusion threats as a component for including hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. Superfund sites are the most polluted, complex, uncontrolled or abandoned sites in the United States and are eligible for federal cleanup funding to protect the ...

  • 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.

  • Mid-Atlantic Building Experts Resolve Vapor Intrusion Problems

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Notice of Opportunity for Public Input in January.  The notice solicited input about whether to include a vapor intrusion component to the Hazard Ranking System (HRS).  Since then they have held “listening sessions” on the topic.   The release stated, “The HRS is the principal mechanism EPA uses to place sites ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Vapor Intrusion Issues Still a Concern in Endicott, New York

    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 buildings over the toxic plume through a process known as ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • EPA Solicits Input about Vapor Intrusion as a Component to the Hazard Ranking System

    In January of this year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Notice of Opportunity for Public Input.  The notice was to solicit input about whether to include a vapor intrusion component to the Hazard Ranking System (HRS). The release states, “The HRS is the principal mechanism EPA uses to place sites on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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

    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 ago when a metal company spilled trichloroethylene ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Additional Vapor Intrusion Tests Conducted Near BNSF Rail Yard

    Last month, KAJ18 in Kalispell, Montana reported that the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was again testing buildings near a rail yard in Whitefish. The buildings are located near the rail yard that was used by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) to fuel their trains.   Included in the testing were the Whitefish Library and the O’Shaughnessy Center. The DEQ hired ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • Northeast regional EQuIS User Group Meeting – see the agenda!

    You are invited to join EarthSoft, NYSDEC, and Walden Associates for the first Northeast US Regional EQuIS User Group Meeting. The meeting will highlight NYSDEC’s EQuIS implementation, which features the WQX and Vapor Intrusion modules. Participants will also get a sneak preview of what’s next in EQuIS and have the opportunity to share ideas, tools, and custom applications, as well as ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

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