2009 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: lsiegel at cpeo.org (Lenny Siegel)
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:35:28 -0800
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] ATSDR recommends vapor intrusion investigation at Broad Run Farms (VA)
Health Assessment Seeks Vapor Intrusion Tests
Recommends EPA to investigate possible toxic vapors in air inside and 
outside homes.

By Andrea Zentz
Virginia Connection Newspapers
January 28, 2009

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has 
recommended that the EPA test Broad Run Farms properties and homes for 
"vapor intrusion" to determine if the groundwater is emitting volatile 
organic compounds such as trichloroethylene vapors into the air. 
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is an industrial cleaner and probable human 
carcinogen found four years ago in 26 residents' wells.

The Loudoun County Health Department waited 16 years to do widespread 
testing of Broad Run Farms' wells after discovering two wells with TCE 
in 1989 and another six wells over the ensuing 15 years.

In a draft report assessing potential risks to human health, the ATSDR 
called for groundwater and soil gas sampling to determine if vapor 
intrusion exists and for the EPA to take action as necessary.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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