Even more important, chemicals in the vapor can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin at a potency of 5x that of water ingestion. Therefore, exposure to concentrated soil vapor can be even more hazardous than drinking the contaminated water on base alone. This is why a proper and detailed soil vapor intrusion toxicity pathway should be evaluated, considered and included in current or future language.
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The Griffiss Air Force Base (AFB) site is located in Rome, New York. The 3,552-acre base began operations in 1943 under the Air Combat Command and served as home to various Air Force operations over the years. On July 1, 1970, the 416th Bombardment Wing of the Strategic Air Command was activated with the mission of maintenance and implementation of both effective air refueling operations and long-range bombardment capability, but in 1993 and 1995, Griffiss AFB was designated for realignment under the Base Realignment and Closure Act which resulted in the deactivation of the 416th Bombardment Wing in September 1995.
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CDC ATSDR Soil Vapor Intrusion Study – Proposed Work Plan Draft
We’re happy to report that the ATSDR is moving ahead with several studies that will broaden our knowledge and give us insight into the full scope of contamination aboard Camp Lejeune from the ’50s to the ’80s. From health surveys to a full Cancer Incidence Study for Camp Lejeune, we believe these will lend a more definitive collection of scientific data and evidence of what happened.
The following is the agenda (and notes) from the most recent CDC/ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel phone meeting on March 30, 2015. The agenda items are below, with specific notes added from Gavin. More information will be added as certain questions and concerns are addressed. Draft protocols and other information for the Cancer Incidence Study and the Soil Vapor Intrusion analysis will be forthcoming in upcoming posts.
CDC ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP) Meeting Recap and Audio – 2-23-2015
Camp Lejeune CAP Monthly Call February 23, 2015, 11:30AM-12:30PM Agenda Items: 1.…
Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is a migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building. Volatile chemicals can emit vapors that may migrate through subsurface soils and into indoor air spaces of overlying buildings in ways similar to that of radon gas seeping into homes.