Vapor intrusion evaluation at Sturgis site

An EPA Superfund site in Sturgis is being re-evaluated for a new concern called vapor intrusion.
The Sturgis Municipal Wells Superfund Site was placed in the Superfund Program in 1984 for chemical contamination from the Kirsch Company impacting local drinking water wells.
Vapor intrusion occurs when contaminated vapor gets into the indoor air of a building.
The current owner of the site, Newell Brands Inc., is actively conducting the vapor-intrusion investigation as required by the EPA. The site of the investigation is a three-block area comprised of East West Street north to East Hatch Street, and Jean Street west to Maple Street.
Indoor air samples are being collected and analyzed, and families are being contacted and provided results.
A second follow-up community meeting is currently being planned. The Newell Brands vapor intrusion investigation is being conducted with regulatory oversight from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and with public-health evaluation from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.

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