Encased asbestos: Dangerous or safe?
A recent Seventh Circuit opinion addressed a seller’s potential liability for asbestos that remains within a building after it is sold.
Indoor air inhalation update
The Illinois EPA has submitted a proposal to the Illinois Pollution Control Board to add an indoor inhalation pathway to the Illinois cleanup objectives.
An overview of environmental legislation signed into law in 2008.
Management of urban soils as “Clean construction and demolition debris”
For several years those engaged in redevelopment of urban sites in Illinois have advocated the classification of soils containing contaminants (particularly lead and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, or PNAs) within area background concentrations as “Clean Construction and Demotion Debris,” or “CCDD.”
Update on vapor intrusion rulemaking
In September 2008, the Illinois EPA submitted Rulemaking 09-9 amendments which add indoor inhalation exposure routes for vapor intrusion to TACO and update the remediation objectives for all exposure routes.