Lila Beckley and Tom McHugh publish article on Sewer Vapor Intrusion


Lila Beckley and Tom McHugh have published an article entitled “A conceptual model for vapor intrusion from groundwater through sewer lines.” The article summarizes key findings from a recently-completed ESTCP research project on this preferential pathway for vapor intrusion.

Through sampling at more than 30 different sites, the degree of interaction between impacted groundwater and sewer lines was identified as the main factor when determining the degree of risk for sewer vapor intrusion at a given site. Higher risk sites are those with direct interaction between impacted groundwater and the sewer line itself. This information can be used to prioritize sites and buildings to test for this particular exposure pathway.

The article is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134283 


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