Entry by JoeDerhake
When doing a Phase I ESA, we all know that significant on site use of TCE, PCE, or vinyl chloride amount to a recognized environmental condition. But will we recognize these chemicals if they are called by an obscure brand name?
For example, Petzinol is a branded solvent that contains a lot of TCE and this may slip by a field inspector. Beware of the following common name and brand names for chemical mixtures containing significant quantities of TCE:
Similarly, here are common names and brand names for chemical mixtures containing significant quantities of PCE:
DowPer (Dow Chemical)*
Isoform (Dow Chemical)
Perclene (Du Pont, Diamond Shamrock)
Perclene TG (Du, Pont, Diamond Shamrock)
*Manufacturer names in italics.
Recognizing these chemicals as evidence of Chlorinated Solvents is important to identifying Recognized Environmental Conditions and designing an appropriate Phase II Subsurface Investigation.
TCE, PCE, dry cleaning chemicals, Phase I ESA, Phase i environmental, phase 1 environmental, phase 2 environmental, Phase II ESA, trichloroethylene, Petzinol, vinyl chloride, Dow Chemical, Du Pont, Diamond Shamrock, Chlorinated Solvents, recognized enviornmental condition