2006 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 8 Mar 2006 15:47:02 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Emerson (Ithaca, NY) lowers vapor intrusion mitigation threshold
Emerson lowers mitigation standard

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.


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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 <lsiegel@cpeo.org> http://www.cpeo.org

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