2004 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 27 May 2004 15:50:18 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: More Vapor Intrusion confirmed in Mountain View
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[The most significant disclosure at the meeting described in the article
was that residences across Whisman Road from the MEW industrial suffer
vapor intrusion. It was previously believed that they were unaffected. - LS]

EPA will test for toxics 
Federal agency seeks homeowners to track TCE chemical 

By Corey Pride 
Mountain View Voice (CA)
May 28, 2004

Local residents who want to have their homes tested for the hazardous
toxin TCE can contact the Environmental Protection Agency in the next
few weeks. 

The EPA said it is looking for volunteers to let their homes be checked
for a hazardous toxin that is airborne and entering some homes through
cellars and underground crawl spaces in a contaminated portion of the


The four homes tested included two with crawl spaces underneath, one
with a cellar and one with no underground space. Two rounds of testing
took place on two different days three weeks apart. The home with a
cellar showed a 3.7 and a 2.7  [micrograms per cubic meter] TCE level on
the days tested. The airborne TCE range considered safe is 0.017 to 1.7. 


for the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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