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A Citizen's Guide to Soil Vapor Extraction and Air Sparging

The Citizen's Guide series is a set of 22 fact sheets that summarizes cleanup methods used at Superfund and other sites. Both soil vapor extraction, or “SVE,” and air sparging extract (remove) contaminant vapors from below ground for treatment above ground. Vapors are the gases that form when chemicals evaporate.

This document is also available in SEMS at https://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/189976.

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