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Main Title Assessment of Vapor Intrusion in Homes Near the Raymark Superfund Site Using Basement and Sub-Slab Air Samples.
Author DiGiulio, D. C. ; Paul, C. J. ; Cody, R. ; Willey, R. ; Clifford, S. ;
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Mar 2006
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/600/R-05/147;
Stock Number PB2006-111248
Additional Subjects Vapors ; Residenital buildings ; Assessments ; Concrete slab ; Air quality ; Organic compounds ; Air pollution sampling ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution abatement ; Detection ; Soil gases ; Ground water ; Radon ; Contamination ; Indicators ; Environmental exposure pathways ; Superfund ; Test and evaluation ;
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NTIS  PB2006-111248 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/20/2006
Collation 136p
This report describes the results of an investigation conducted to assist EPA's New England Regional Office in evaluating vapor intrusion at 15 homes and one commercial building near the Raymark Superfund Site in Stratford, Connecticut. Methods were developed to sample sub-slab air and use basement and sub-slab air measurements to evaluate vapor intrusion on a building-by-building basis. A volatile organic compound (VOC) detected in basement air was considered due primarily to vapor intrusion if: (1) the VOC was detected in ground water or soil gas in the vicinity (e.g., 30 meters) of a building, and (2) statistical testing indicated equivalency between basement/sub-slab air concentration ratios of indicator VOCs and VOCs of interest. An indicator VOC was defined as a VOC detected in sub-slab air and known to be only associated with sub-surface contamination. Using this method of evaluation, VOCs detected in basement air due to vapor intrusion could easily be separated from numerous other halogenated and non-halogenated (e.g., petroleum hydrocarbons) VOCs present in basement air. As a matter of necessity, radon was used as an indicator compound at locations where an indicator VOC was not detected in basement air. However, when basement/sub-slab air concentration ratios were compared for radon and indicator VOCs, statistical non-equivalency occurred at three out of the four locations evaluated.