2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 08:40:24 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Vapor Testing in St. Louis Park area, Minneapolis, Minnesota
EPA bores in on source of mystery vapors in St. Louis Park

Minneapolis Star Tribune (MN)
April 30, 2008

A three-person team with a complicated bit of machinery on a pickup truck spent Wednesday drilling 40 Teflon-coated tubes 10 feet into the ground around a small area of St. Louis Park.

Left overnight, the 2-inch tubes collected air samples that the Environmental Protection Agency hopes could help identify the source of potentially hazardous vapors discovered beneath homes and businesses in the city.


Since February, the EPA has screened 251 St. Louis Park properties -- 209 residential and 42 commercial -- and found high enough levels of vapors in the ground beneath 53 of them to warrant corrective action.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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