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Valley Pike Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Site

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  • Riverside, Ohio (Montgomery County)
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EPA Valley Pike VOC site office2049 Harshman Road
Riverside
937-237-7530

Community Involvement Coordinator
Virginia Narsete (narsete.virginia@epa.gov)
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359

Federal On-Scene Coordinator
Steven Renninger
(renninger.steven@epa.gov)
531-569-7539

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Dayton Metro Library    
Huber Heights Branch 6160 Chambersburg Rd.
Huber Heights

Background

EPA is investigating a pollution issue called “vapor intrusion” in the Valley Pike neighborhood of Riverside, Ohio. Vapor intrusion occurs when underground pollutants give off dangerous gases that can rise up through the soil and seep into buildings through foundation cracks and holes, causing unsafe indoor air pollution. The EPA removal action is scheduled to begin in December 2013.

EPA is working with Ohio Department of Health, Ohio EPA, and Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery counties. In its preliminary sampling, EPA and the other agencies conducted several tests and found some elevated levels of chemical vapors. EPA now wants to do more sampling to check the extent of the contamination.

EPA and Ohio EPA conducted a Vapor Intrusion investigation in July 2013 including groundwater, soil gas, sub-slab and indoor air sampling.  On May 9, 2013, the Ohio EPA requested assistance from EPA at the Valley Pike VOC Site in Riverside, Ohio. Ohio EPA noted potential hazards posed to nearby residences and businesses from subsurface migration of solvent vapors into indoor air. Chemicals of concern include PCE and TCE. 

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August 2015

As of August 4, 2015, approximately 401 residences have been sampled for Vapor Intrusion (Sub-slab or Indoor air). 91 residences exceeded the Ohio Dept of Health (ODH) screening level. Vapor intrusion mitigation systems have been installed at 86 residences to date.
 
In November, 2014, EPA expanded the Area of Investigation to include the residential area between Hypathia Ave (east), Forest Home Ave (north), Warrendale Ave (south), and Sagamore Ave (west). See Documents Section for a map of the area. Property owners in the Area of Investigation can visit the EPA Project Office at 2049 Harshman Road to schedule Vapor Intrusion sampling.

If your property has not been sampled, EPA needs a signed access agreements to test your property and the deadline is fast approaching. All access agreements are accepted through Sept 30, 2015. If you rent, please encourage your owners to sign the agreement.

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