2019 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 07:29:10 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Vapor intrusion update for Franklin, Indiana schools
Tests show decreasing levels of chemicals at Needham, Webb

By Andy Bell-Baltaci -  
Daily Journal (IN)
May 23, 2019

The latest rounds of environmental tests at Needham and Webb elementary schools showed lower levels of chemicals in the ground beneath the schools.

The compounds that are being monitored, PCE and TCE, can cause harmful health effects in high enough concentrations.  

Indianapolis-based EnviroForensics conducted the tests earlier this month, marking the third round of testing in two months. Tests before spring break showed levels of TCE higher than the acceptable level set by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and school officials closed the two schools for a day.

At that time, levels of PCE were also higher than normal, but didn’t exceed the level set by the department. Tests mitigated concerns about airborne particles, as all three rounds of testing this spring have shown levels of the compounds significantly lower than the department’s screening levels.


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Lenny Siegel
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