|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:40:41 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Minnesota's Vapor [Intrusion] Trail"|
Minnesota's Vapor Trail: Tracking toxic gases in basements by Jeremy Olson Miinneapolis Star Tribune (MN) March 30, 2014The discovery that toxic vapor can rise from contaminated groundwater has undercut decades of pollution cleanup efforts in Minnesota, prompting state regulators to revisit 293 cleanup sites to determine if contaminants that once seemed contained underground are producing health hazards today.
While cleanups in southeast Minneapolis and St. Louis Park have been well publicized, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has quietly undertaken a much broader review, and found another 53 pollution sites, from Bagley to Rochester, where vapor intrusion is being addressed. The review is ongoing at 80 additional sites.
State pollution officials also must decide whether to revisit 268 Superfund sites that were closed out years ago, because old cleanup strategies didn’t account for vapor risks.
... For the entire article, see http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/253063501.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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