Environmental Initiatives / Studies
Vapor Intrusion Study at Royalton-Hartland Schools

Results from testing conducted by FMC in 2006 and 2007 showed no significant vapor intrusion occurring at the Royalton-Hartland School District Middleport campus buildings.

The study was requested by the Agencies (New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, United States Environmental Protection Agency) as a result of a new statewide initiative to evaluate more than 400 sites for the potential for soil vapor intrusion from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater, including at the Roy-Hart campus, which is adjacent to the FMC plant.

The study assessed the potential for students, faculty, and staff to be exposed to vapors entering buildings from contaminants in groundwater. Groundwater is water below the earth’s surface.

Comprehensive testing showed that trichloroethene (TCE) was not detected in any indoor air samples collected from classrooms or basement crawl spaces in the school buildings.

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