St. Louis Park Highway 7 & Wooddale Avenue Soil Vapor Study Areas
- St. Louis Park, MN (Hennepin County)
- Alias(es): N/A
Community Involvement Coordinator
Cheryl Allen (email@example.com)
312-353-6196 or 800-621-8431, ext. 36196
Sonia Vega (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(where to view written records)
St. Louis Park Public Library
3240 Library Lane
St. Louis Park, MN
Samples of ground water taken in St. Louis Park in 2005 and 2006 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency were found to contain volatile organic compounds known as VOCs. That prompted more tests to find out if the soil contained vapors from the VOCs. These vapors can move up through the soil and into the basements of homes and other buildings. This process is called "vapor intrusion."
While there is no evidence to suggest an imminent health risk to residents, the agency needs to examine the potential for vapor intrusion in the area.
What are VOCs?
VOCs are a group of chemicals used in solvents, paints and dry-cleaning fluid. Breathing low levels of VOCs for long periods may cause an increase in health risks.
The following agencies are working together to address the potential of vapor intrusion:
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- Minnesota Department of Health
- City of St. Louis Park
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- St. Louis Park vapor systems installation nearly complete; meeting July 10 (June 17, 2008)
- Investigation area expands to Zarthan Avenue South (February 20, 2008)
- Soil Vapor Investigation preliminary results (February 6, 2008)
- EPA photo-op and briefing on St. Louis Park, Minn., environmental study Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m., News Release Jan. 25, 2008
- Presentation from public meeting March 19, 2008 (PDF) (27pp, 1.1MB)