BU and Brown SRPs present findings from vapor intrusion project

Jennifer Ames (BUSRP RTC and CEC) presented at the 28th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy on October 16 in Amherst, MA.  Her talk, entitled “Sewer Gas: An Indoor Source of VOCs to Consider During Vapor Intrusion Investigations,” discussed findings from the BUSRP’s collaborative vapor intrusion project with the SRP at Brown University and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (ARRA Supplement to NIEHS P42 ES007381).  Her talk presented evidence of VOCs in sewer gas entering a home through faulty plumbing, suggesting the implications of this pathway for future research and vapor intrusion policy and guidelines.  The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation hosts annual east and west coast conferences attracting 600-800 attendees from state and federal agencies, industry, environmental engineering, consulting, and academia.

October 25, 2012