Unidentified chemical drums discovered during a home inspection might indicate an environmental site contamination hazard. Indoor Environment Test, Diagnosis, Improvement

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The photo at page top shows steel chemical drums that we discovered on a residential property during a home inspection.

Not only did these steel drums raise a question of possible environmental contamination of this site, even worse, they were uphill and close to a stream, raising a still more broad question of area contamination.

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