Growing Awareness and Regulation of Vapor Intrusion

July 10, 2015
Bryan P. Franey and Michael Dillon
The Legal Intelligencer

At a recent presentation to approximately 100 real estate lawyers, we asked for a show of hands as to how many in the audience had heard of “vapor intrusion.” Approximately 10 to 20 audience members raised their hands. Out of that group, we then asked how many of them had worked on a property that involved a vapor intrusion issue.  Only five audience members raised their hands. If we were to conduct this unscientific survey of real estate lawyers again in the next several years, we suspect that the number of hands raised in response to these questions will increase dramatically in light of the growing attention, regulation and litigation over vapor intrusion issues.

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