April 17, 2013 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its Guidance for Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites. The guidance, which can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/oust/cat/pvi/petroleum-vapor-intrusion-review-draft-04092013.pdf has been issued for external review. EPA is accepting comments until May 24, 2013.
EPA Seeks Comment on Vapor Guidance
Tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene, PERC or PCE, is a nonflammable, colorless chemical that exists as a liquid at room temperature. PCE is and was widely used in dry cleaning operations. Like its cousin trichloroethylene (“TCE”), PCE is a potent solvent and is used to dry clean fabrics and to degrease metal parts. https://www.enviroattorney.net/what-is-trichloroethylene-tce/ PCE […]
Trichloroethylene, commonly referred to as TCE, is a colorless, nonflammable chemical compound with a sweet odor. Imperial Chemical Industries invented TCE in Britain in the early 20th century. TCE was initially marketed for use as an anesthetic to replace chloroform, which was believed to be more toxic, and ether, which had an unpleasant smell. TCE soon found […]