|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||8 Mar 2006 15:47:02 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Emerson (Ithaca, NY) lowers vapor intrusion mitigation threshold|
Emerson lowers mitigation standard|
By JENNIE DALEY Ithaca Journal (NY) March 8, 2006
ITHACA — At least 26 new homes could receive mitigation systems for a specific toxic chemical since Emerson announced a change in its policy regarding action thresholds yesterday.
Under the new guidelines, any home that had at least one test where indoor air registered 0.8 micrograms per cubic meter or higher for tricholorethylene will be offered a mitigation system. The previous standard, based on draft state regulations, was 5 micrograms per cubic meter of trichloroethylene, which is better known as TCE.
Emerson revealed this change by sending out a letter to residents dated March 6.
"This seems like a tacit admission that things may be somewhat worse than the rosy picture that was painted all along," said Ken Deschere, a South Hill resident.
For the entire article, see http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060308/NEWS01/603080333/1002
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