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Soil Vapor/Vapor Intrusion Conference in Jacksonville chaired by Lorne Everett

By Everett & Associates on Dec 10, 2012 at 03:19 PM in LEA Announcements

We are looking forward to the Symposium on Continuous Soil Gas Measurements: Worst Case Risk Parameters sponsored by ASTM International in January 2013. This symposium, chaired by our own Lorne Everett, will focus on newly developed capabilities for continuous soil gas monitoring of volatile contaminants for vapor intrusion investigations. Understanding the effects of barometric pressure changes, soil moisture fluctuations, seasonal and diurnal temperature changes and sampling technologies will be highlighted in the Symposium. From oil and gas facilities to chemical plants through small commercial sites like dry cleaners and gas stations, there is a growing need to understand and mitigate explosive conditions or situations with unacceptable risk to human health due to exposure to contaminated soil vapor.

Often driven by litigation, the interest in vapor intrusion (VI) into homes and buildings has skyrocketed. Recent time-series risk observations pose serious implications about conventional approaches that generally rely on infrequent, static measurements of soil gas for what is inherently a dynamic phenomenon. There is a need to identify and understand site-specific conditions that warrant continuous monitoring. As such, several regulatory entities are now advocating for continuous VI monitoring and some sites are even being reopened based on perceived inadequacy of previous characterization protocols.

Papers are invited on the following topics:

  • Continuous measurements
  • New sensors
  • Barometric effects
  • Soil Moisture effects
  • Temperature effects
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Gasoline stations
  • Fracking
  • Landfills
  • Brownfields
  • Litigation issues
  • Regulatory issues