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Drinking Water Contamination: Can It Happen In Your Town?

Think about lead. There is probably no metallic constituent in our industrial society for which the vigilant practice of hazardous waste management is more important. As this is being written, lead commands nearly $2400 per metric ton. It is an essential material in car batteries—especially in the rapidly expanding realm of electric and hybrid [...]

By |2019-02-11T14:28:07-05:00February 16th, 2017|Environmental Remediation, Safety|Comments Off on Drinking Water Contamination: Can It Happen In Your Town?

A Quick Refresher on Underground Storage Tanks

What is an underground storage tank? By EPA definition, an underground storage tank (UST) is "a tank and any underground piping connected to the tank that has at least 10 percent of its combined volume underground." When it comes to the regulation of USTs, federal EPA regulations only apply to systems containing petroleum or [...]

By |2019-04-17T08:38:59-05:00June 7th, 2016|Environmental Remediation, EPA, Regulatory|Comments Off on A Quick Refresher on Underground Storage Tanks

What is a Brownfield?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a brownfield is defined as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse or which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” But in simpler terms, a brownfield is just land (previously developed for commercial or industrial purposes) that has [...]

By |2019-04-17T08:22:47-05:00July 22nd, 2014|Environmental Remediation|0 Comments

6 Proven Environmental Cleanup Methods

Removing pollution or contaminants from groundwater, surface water, or contaminated soil is what environmental remediation is all about. But to get the job done successfully, you'll need to first understand the different cleanup methods and how they work. Here is a list of six proven methods: 1.) Ground Water Pumping and Treatment: This method involves [...]

By |2019-04-17T08:04:02-05:00June 16th, 2014|Environmental Remediation|1 Comment

What You Need to Know About Soil Contamination and Remediation

Soil contamination doesn't involve a lot of mystery. It is exactly what it sounds like: hazardous materials getting mixed up with the natural dry land environment, and results from exactly the kind of practices you would imagine: spilling or burying those hazardous materials in the soil. As expected, hazardous materials can also make their way [...]

By |2019-04-17T08:45:46-05:00April 16th, 2014|Environmental Remediation|1 Comment

Environmental Site Assessments: Questions and Answers

What are Environmental Site Assessments? Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) are evaluations of any environmental issues on a particular property.   Why are they necessary? Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) are prepared to assure potential buyers that their property isn't contaminated by hazardous materials or waste.  They can be prepared on behalf of landowners, private companies, [...]

By |2019-02-15T11:32:47-05:00February 26th, 2014|Environmental Remediation|0 Comments

What is CERCLA – and why is it important?

CERCLA stands for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, known also as Superfund.  It was passed in 1980 in response to some alarming and decidedly unacceptable hazardous waste practices and management going on in the 1970s.   Its purpose is to identify sites where hazardous materials threaten the environment and or public [...]

By |2019-04-09T14:00:57-05:00December 23rd, 2013|Environmental Remediation|0 Comments

Trichloroethylene (TCE) Concerns for Google Employees

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, computer chip manufacturers occupied and worked within a territory just outside of NASA Ames in Moffett Field, Mountain View, California.  During their daily operations, these companies (namely Intel, Raytheon, Fairchild and Semiconductor) used one of the most notoriously hazardous materials, chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) as an industrial solvent in [...]

By |2019-02-13T11:30:48-05:00November 6th, 2013|Environmental Remediation|0 Comments