Vapor Intrusion – DOD – News

Tetra Tech Supports the U.S. Navy on Multi-Award-Winning Remediation Project
3BL Media (press release)-Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tetra Tech supported the Navy by providing a state-of-the-art vapor intrusion mitigation system to ensure indoor air contamination was reduced …

The Toxic Homefront: As Marine Families Fall Ill, Some Are Accusing the Corps Of Negligence
Task & Purpose-April 19, 2017
Brletich, the son of retired Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mike …. no significant vapor intrusion appeared to be occurring, the home’s indoor air …

Navy Presents New Base Cleanup Plan
Alameda Sun- March 16, 2017
The Navy will present its plan for doing so at this evening’s Restoration … due to the lingering potential for toxic vapor intrusion into nearby buildings.

Pan Am hangar called ready for use; environmental issues remain 23, 2017
Mike Quinlan of CB&I told members of the Pease Restoration Advisory Board that he believes the vapor intrusion investigation being done at Hangar 227 would …

Bill addressing contaminated property moves fast in Senate 22, 2017
Other requirements of a covenant could include construction of buildings in ways that prevent vapor intrusion. Kristin Ryan, director of DEC’s spill prevention …

Navy Presents New Base Cleanup Plan
Alameda Sun-Mar 17, 2017
The Navy will present its plan for doing so at this evening’s Restoration Advisory … due to the lingering potential for toxic vapor intrusion into nearby buildings.

Novel Strategy for Dealing With Toxic Contamination: Do Nothing
Truth-Out-Mar 16, 2017
In an email, the Air Force said it remains “in discussions” with the agency to “reach a … Weber residents are at risk of toxic exposure through indoor vapor intrusion, … formerly known as the Louisiana Army Ammunitions Plant, near Shreveport.

Salina Public Entities edging closer to resolution with Department of Defense
Salina Journal (subscription)-Mar 15, 2017
… of Defense centered around contamination at the former Schilling Air Force Base. … to evaluate chemical vapor intrusion in and around buildings, and to study …

Tests Examine Contamination at Ex-Lansing Industrial Complex
U.S. News & World Report-Mar 3, 2017
Federal environmental officials are conducting tests to determine whether harmful contaminants from an old industrial complex in Lansing are seeping out of the

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to Re-Examine up to 4,000 Sites for Vapor Intrusion Risk
The National Law Review-Feb 23, 2017
… Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is proposing to step up its investigation of vapor intrusion (VI) issues at known sites of contamination.

Honeywell to test soil inside Hoosick Falls homes after toxic chemicals found near facility
NEWS10 ABC-Feb 10, 2017
Under the instruction of the DEC and Department of Health, Honeywell conducted a soil vapor intrusion investigation at 10 locations near the former site.

Local veteran says Camp Lejeune may still be contaminated
6News Lawrence-Jan 31, 2017
3 decades later former Marine corporal, Tim Templeton, returned to the … place that I worked at other than drinking water contamination also has vapor intrusion.

DEC says toxic landfill at defunct Army depot is now capped and closed
The Altamont Enterprise-Jan 27, 2017
DEC says toxic landfill at defunct Army depot is now capped and closed … the sub-surface into the indoor air of buildings, is referred to as soil vapor intrusion.

Laurel Bay health concerns to be addressed at town hall meeting
WTOC-Jan 17, 2017
The Department of Health and Environmental Control, as well as the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, has been doing what they call soil vapor

Hill AFB to Remove Nearly 500 Homes from Chemical Testing Program 21, 2016
An F-35A Lightning II takes off March 25, 2014, from Hill Air Force Base, … said those homes have been sampled and determined to have no vapor intrusion at a …

Minnesota’s Vapor Trail: Tracking toxic gases in basements
Minneapolis Star Tribune-Dec 9, 2016
Others include the Duluth Air Force Base and the Tonka Corp. toy … “The reason vapor intrusion to me is a high priority is because it is an intrusion,” he said.

Dioxane found in shallow groundwater at park in Ann Arbor
Detroit Free Press-Oct 18, 2016
The department has proposed a new vapor intrusion screening level of 29 parts per billion for when dioxane-contaminated groundwater is in contact with a …

Where Are The Worst Contaminated Sites In Bergen County? 27, 2016
Type: Vapor Intrusion, Source: BTF Corp. Edgewater: 2 … By the U.S. Army Environmental Command, used with permission under Creative Commons license.

JBLM restoration program benefits both environment, budget
Northwest Guardian-Aug 11, 2016
In a joint effort between Installation Restoration Program staff and the Army Medical Command, the Sea Level Aquifer Pump and Treat system was built to serve …

Harbor Gateway Superfund site cleanup on hold
The Daily Breeze-Dec 20, 2015
Also, the cleanup plans don’t account for soil vapor intrusion into nearby residential homes — particularly those south of the site between Del Amo and Torrance …

Get the Lead Out: Ithaca Falls Still Contaminated 14, 2015
During World War II, the plant made a half-million .45 caliber Army service …. a wave of testing groundwater and soil vapor intrusion into area basements.

Is the Shipyard safe? Dr. Sumchai writes EPA opposing transfer …
San Francisco Bay View-May 13, 2015
Parcel D2 was created in March 2004 when the Navy revised the southeastern … adjacency issues are evident from Parcel B benzene vapor intrusion. … as set forth in DoD (Department of Defense) Instructions 4165.72 that “all remedial action …

Miller Plating owners left property contaminated
Courier & Press-Jan 10, 2015
“Right now there are no buildings out there and if any new construction were to be put on [it] there would just need to be an evaluation of a vapor intrusion risk,” …

Army ‘Dragged Its Feet’ On Toxic Vapor Testing Near Fort Gillem
WABE 90.1 FM-Dec 4, 2014
Earlier this year, the Army discovered toxic vapor in several homes near Fort Gillem. The former Army base is in Clayton County. It used to serve as a …

EPA: Army must move faster old base contamination
Washington Times-Sep 27, 2014
(AP) – It’s been more than a month since the U.S. Army tested the air in Chad … this summer finally persuaded military brass to conduct vapor intrusion studies of …

The Struggle To Contain Short-Term Vapor Exposure Claims
Law360 (subscription)-Jul 3, 2014
Increasingly, vapor intrusion is considered in groundwater investigations, … For example, EPA Region 3 required evacuation of two Navy office buildings at its …

NAS Jacksonville and Meridian recognized for environmental …
Florida Times-Union-Apr 9, 2014
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast environmental teams’ contributions were recognized recently as two Navy installations received …

Environmental Cause of Autism Decoded
Salem-News.Com-Mar 14, 2014
The rate of Autism in the military has consistently doubled the general population rate of 1 in 50. But the military is only one source of deadly TCE contamination …

EPA reiterates new Haverford YMCA is safe
Delaware County Daily Times-Sep 30, 2013
Barber pointed out, however, that EPA conducted a vapor intrusion … Originally designed to vent radon gas from new buildings for U.S. Air Force bases in Italy, …

Military families say they are in the dark about toxics
Mountain View Voice-Apr 4, 2013
In an anonymous letter addressed to the Army and the local community late last month … a plume of trichloroethylene (TCE) dumped or leaked over many years by the Navy. … portions of the TCE plume and pose a concern for vapor intrusion. … at Moffett Field was home to Navy, Army, Air Force and National Guard families.

Neighbors express fears over toxic plume
Mountain View Voice-Mar 7, 2013
Along with the United States Navy and NASA on the other side of Highway 101, … Several EPA officials spoke, including EPA vapor intrusion project manager …

Army: toxic cleanup is not our problem
Mountain View Voice-Apr 5, 2012
The Army’s claims are disputed by the EPA and Mountain View resident and toxic … over the site from the Air Force in 2000 (The Navy owned the site previously), … up the toxics than to maintain vapor intrusion barriers and special ventilation …

Trichloroethylene Causes Human Cancer, Harms Fetal …
The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)-Sep 29, 2011
After the release of EPA’s 2001 draft IRIS assessment of TCE, the Air Force … Prior to its release, Bill Morris, a vapor intrusion specialist with Vapor … DoD said it does not expect an immediate impact from EPA’s IRIS assessment. … “The Army reduced releases of TCE from 214,223 pounds in 1994 to 62,495 pounds by 2008.

Navy agrees to clean up Moffett TCE fumes
Mountain View Voice-Feb 23, 2011
Berry works in historic former Navy building 19, which sits over Moffett’s … Navy would have to install ventilation systems or other mitigation measures, … Tests of the air inside the Moffett Field Museum have found TCE vapor levels … Navy to “expeditiously implement its responsibilities for vapor intrusion work at Moffett Field

Navy: Moffett’s toxic vapors not our problem
Mountain View Voice-Dec 9, 2010
Toxic fumes will continue to collect inside some of Moffett Field’s buildings while the U.S. Navy and NASA disagree on who is responsible for the problem, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

El Toro’s Most Toxic 200 Acres
Salem-News.Com-Oct 4, 2010
Veterans of former Marine Wing Support Group-37, MCAS El Toro, California are … The official Navy and EPA reports state that TCE/PCE was discontinued in the … Vapor intrusion is a process by which chemicals in soil or groundwater …
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Cancer cluster?
Press Herald-Aug 14, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency put it on its Superfund cleanup list last year, and the Army has spent millions of dollars in the past decade to clean up its …

EMSL Receives NJDEP Certification for Low Level TO-15 Analysis
PRLog.Org (press release)-May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010 – PRLog — EMSL is pleased to announce that their TO-15 Laboratory has received NJDEP certification for Low Level TO-15 analysis at their …

Veterans Support Reintroduction of ‘The TCE Reduction Act’
Salem-News.Com-Feb 22, 2009
The old El Toro Marine Corps Air Station photographed in the summer of 2008. … In 2003 the Air Force reported 1,400 military sites contaminated with TCE. … of susceptible populations from vapor intrusion; (2) establish an integrated risk information … At El Toro, the Navy and EPA estimated 8,000 pounds of TCE in the …

Marines Unaware of Risks
Salem-News.Com-Oct 6, 2008
Most Marine and Navy veterans stationed at El Toro have no knowledge of the toxic … of exposure to toxic vapors from open containers and from vapor intrusion.

Deadly Toxic Chemicals From Marine Base Threaten Irvine …
Salem-News.Com-Jul 28, 2008
Toxic waste from the now-closed El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine is … an official … “Have their houses been tested for TCE vapor intrusion? I don’t think any of these houses have. We can’t find any officials that will tell us whether or not the houses have been tested for TCE vapor intrusion, and this could be a real significant health issue for people later on in their lives.”

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