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Two toxic plumes spread to groundwater in Limerick, PA
Possible vapor intrusion from plumes a concern for Limerick, PA residents
Our firm has learned through the Pennsylvania DEP of two toxic plumes contaminating the well water of residents in Limerick, PA.
The contamination area in question is known as the Turtle Creek HSCA site and is located along West Linfield Trappe Road and around North Lewis and South Limerick Roads.
Environmental investigations of this area have identified groundwater contamination, specifically the volatile organic compounds 1,1-dichloroethylene (DCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE).
Of particular concern is the threat of "vapor intrusion"--if the chemicals were moving from the ground and seeping into the indoor air of the homes above it.
Below is some addition information about vapor intrusion for Limerick, PA residents affected by the plumes.
What is vapor intrusion?
When chemicals or petroleum products are spilled on the ground or leak from underground storage tanks, they can give off gases, or vapors that can get inside buildings. Common products that can cause vapor intrusion are gasoline or diesel fuel, dry cleaning solvents and industrial de-greasers. The vapors move through the soil and seep through cracks in basements, foundations, sewer lines and other openings. Vapor intrusion is a concern because vapors can build up to a point where the health of residents or workers in those buildings could be at risk. Some vapors such as those associated with petroleum products have a gasoline odor, others are odor-free.
Can vapors in my home come from household sources?
Common household products can be a source of indoor air problems. Vapors and gases can come from: paints; paint strippers or thinners; moth balls; new carpeting and furniture; stored fuel; air fresheners; cleaning products; dry cleaned clothing and even cigarette smoke.
What are the health concerns related to vapor
When vapor intrusion does occur, the health risk will vary based on the type of chemicals, the levels of the chemical found, the length of exposure and the health of exposed individuals. Some people may experience eye and respiratory irritation, headaches and/or nausea. These symptoms are temporary and should go away when the vapors are addressed. Low-level chemical exposures over many years may raise the lifetime risk of cancer or chronic disease.
Legal resources for Limerick, PA residents affected by the plumes
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