EHS Daily Advisor

E08: Silent and Toxic Plumes: EPA's Recent Proposal to Rein in Vapor Intrusion

E08: Silent and Toxic Plumes: EPA's Recent Proposal to Rein in Vapor Intrusion

Subsurface areas such as basements are hidden harbors for silent and toxic intrusion of vapors that can lead to detrimental health effects. The Environmental Protection Agency has always had an interest in vapor intrusion, but now, rousing recent interest the agency has made a stark move. It has proposed to add vapor intrusion as a qualifier for priority sites under Superfund or the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act which will greatly impact those businesses found responsible for contamination. On this episode, Silent and Toxic Plumes, we speak with attorney and environmental expert, Stan Millan with the law firm Jones Walker in New Orleans about EPA’s recent stirrings in Vapor Intrusion. Mr. Millan has been practicing environmental law before courts and agencies for over 40 years. He also teaches environmental law at Tulane and Loyola University.

Duration: 41 min

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