EPA Vapor Guidance Could Mean Big Testing, Cleanup Costs

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT) -- In new draft guidance, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pushes companies to take early action to slow the spread of toxic vapor from pollution sites to neighboring structures, a move experts say will end up requiring costly testing and additional cleanups at long-shuttered sites.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the waste management guidelines last week, calling for public comment on the document before it is finalized later this year. The 200-page guidance sets out a framework for assessing the risks of vapor intrusion and determining...
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