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TestAmerica Presents on Vapor Intrusion at the 2016 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference

Knoxville, TN – WEBWIRE

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held its 2016 Brownfields Conference on October 26-28, 2016 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  The Conference featured two sessions on vapor intrusion, providing a preview in to PADEP’s new, November 19, 2016 Vapor Intrusion Guidance titled Land Recycling Program TGM for Vapor Intrusion into Buildings from Groundwater and Soil under Act   The new guidance becomes effective on January 18, 2017.
Tom Yoder, TestAmerica’s Marketing Director, presented on vapor intrusion at the conference. The presentation, entitled Vapor Intrusion Assessments – Introduction to Collecting Quality Vapor Samples, featured an overview of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final vapor intrusion guidance, a preview of the final draft Pennsylvania guidance and a review of the sampling methodologies and challenges for soil gas, sub-slab & indoor air samples.  Mr. Yoder has 30 years’ experience in the environmental laboratory industry, with extensive experience managing laboratories that provide vapor intrusion, ambient air, industrial hygiene and source emissions testing programs. 
Vapor intrusion is a pathway of potential human health concern at sites where volatile chemicals are present in soil and/or groundwater, and where buildings currently exist or might exist in the future. TestAmerica’s full service air testing laboratories in  Burlington, Vermont;  Knoxville, Tennessee; and Sacramento, California assist in developing analytical programs that evaluate chemicals of concern in buildings, the sub-slab (beneath a building), the soil gas (around the building) and in the ambient air.
About TestAmerica
 TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, with over 80 locations providing innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source, ambient and indoor air, water quality, compliance, desalination, shale gas, specialty organics, emergency response, industrial hygiene, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, PFCs and emerging contaminants, explosives, Federal/DoD, and radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.
TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs more than 2,000 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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