EPA’s Removal Program is conducting sampling to evaluate the potential for vapor intrusion (VI) at properties located on or near Bonair Avenue in Hatboro, Montgomery County, PA.
VI is the term used to describe the migration of volatile chemicals from subsurface contaminated soils and groundwater into the indoor air spaces of overlying buildings through openings in the building foundation. Common sources of VI include petroleum products, dry cleaning solvents, and other industrial solvents and degreasers.
Groundwater in the area has historically been contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) due to the nearby Raymark Superfund Site, Hatboro, PA (Raymark Site) and other potential sources in the surrounding area.
EPA’s Removal Program is conducting sampling to determine whether VI is occurring, and if so, whether any of the chemicals detected present a potential health risk to the occupants.
EPA is coordinating with the Borough of Hatboro, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).