Some of our clients have received a request from the Federal EPA to perform sampling and laboratory analysis for additional compounds known as Lead Scavengers. Lead Scavengers are common additives in leaded gasoline and have been found to potentially pose a risk to groundwater. If a site was entered into one of the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) programs and leaded motor fuels are or were stored (including aviation fuel and off-road fuel), that site is likely to now be required to sample for 1,2-Dibromoethane (EDB) and 1,2-Dichloroethane (1,2-DCA). There are specific sampling and analytical methods required for these volatile organic compounds predominantly because the EPA is requiring relatively low reporting limits.
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