Environmental Contamination and Vapor Intrusion into Buildings in New Jersey

December 28, 2007
Michael C. Nines
NJPA Real Estate Journal

By now, property owners, tenants, and building managers reading this may have had experience dealing with the complexities behind Vapor Intrusion into buildings. Vapor Intrusion is a relatively new environmental concern for buildings and is caused by the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in soil or groundwater beneath a building. In some cases, the presence of VOCs in soils or groundwater offers the potential for chemical vapors to migrate through the subsurface soils and into the building foundation, potentially impacting the indoor air quality of affected buildings.

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