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Effective this month, the NJDEP has updated its vapor intrusion guidance. Vapor intrusion or “VI” refers to hazardous substances in contaminated soil or groundwater that may volatilize (i.e., disperse as a gas) and migrate upward through subsurface soils or other pathways and impact the indoor air quality of overlying buildings. Depending on the extent of hazardous substances present in the sub-slab or indoor air of a building, a responsible party may be required to monitor and/or mitigate the vapor intrusion pathway. Where levels of vapor intrusion exceed applicable standards, it may present an “immediate environmental concern” requiring rapid action. Site owners/operators should be sensitive to the changes in VI requirements, which apply to ongoing cleanup sites. More information is available at the NJDEP vapor intrusion website or by contacting a member of our environmental law team.
Wells Fargo filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 against an affiliate of CBL & Associates, the owners of the decadeold, 1.2 million-square-foot mall in south Fort Myers for a $190.9 million unpaid loan. The center has 94 stores on 204 acres, with such anchors as Super Target, Belk, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls and Costco...Read More
CRANFORD -- A couple that owned a businesses in town and became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by an adjacent business can sue the township for damages because the tanks were partially ...Read More
As property owners become increasingly aware of PFAS contamination, and as individuals exposed to PFAS learn of the health risks associated with exposure, liability will likely affect entire supply chains.Read More