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  • Published On: October 13, 2023

    Environmental remediation approaches can vary widely for different projects.  Based on several factors (potential contaminants, exposure pathways, lithology at the Site, neighboring properties, project stakeholder risk tolerances, timing goals, etc.), there are numerous remediation alternatives to explore.  Does the Site require active remediation such as excavation and off-Site disposal or […]

  • Published On: July 14, 2023

    Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are performed in order to identify any known or potential environmental issues that may have impacted or have the potential to impact the property. These assessments consist of a research-based investigation involving an inspection to observe current property operations, historical research of past uses, […]

  • Published On: July 14, 2023

    When completing remediation projects for contaminated sites, there are many factors that come into play. The type of contaminants and the corresponding concentrations, site characteristics, implementation feasibility, timeframe, overall goal of remediation, and cost all contribute to design of a remedy. Site-specific characteristics that are also taken into consideration include […]

  • Published On: July 14, 2023

    The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) was recently revised and published in November of 2021 as ASTM E1527-21.  The reason for the revisions is that all ASTM standards have an 8-year shelf life.  Once you approach the shelf life of […]

  • Published On: July 10, 2023

    When considering the maintenance of your car, do you wait until it’s on fire before taking it to the shop? Of course not! We are taught from a young age that we need to check the oil and tire pressure in order to keep the car in good condition. Monitoring […]

  • Published On: April 21, 2023

    PFAS or “per-and polyfluoryoalkyl substances” are a class of compounds (several thousand) that contain a chain of carbon and fluorine in their structure.   PFAS have been used globally for over 60 years, and are still being used because of their many useful properties – they are chemically inert; resistant to […]

  • Published On: April 21, 2023

    Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Planning (RMP) programs are made up of fourteen elements.  Some of the elements are very complex and require a lot of labor to compile and manage while some of the other elements can refer to other regulatory programs.  A complex labor-intensive element would […]

  • Published On: April 21, 2023

    Integrated Contingency Plans (ICPs), also known as the National Response Team’s One Plan, are becoming an increasingly popular approach for companies seeking to streamline their required written environmental documents. The goal of an ICP is to consolidate multiple regulations into a single, comprehensive document that outlines how a company will […]

  • Published On: April 21, 2023

    August Mack has been involved with remediation projects since the start of the company in 1988.  Moreover, our founders, Geoff Glanders and Bryan Petriko (the company is named after their grandfathers), were involved in remediation since the early 1980s when State and Federal environmental laws and cleanup programs (e.g., underground […]

  • Published On: April 21, 2023

    Molds are naturally occurring in the environment and are found almost everywhere, including indoors. However, at high concentrations, molds can affect the health of humans, especially immunocompromised or hypersensitive individuals. Exposure to molds, and the mycotoxins they produce, can lead to adverse health effects, such as fungal infections, rash, fever, […]

  • Published On: February 15, 2023

    August Mack was retained by a large water and wastewater utility serving over 1,000,000 customers to develop its overall strategy for managing PFAS associated with its operations. The utility uses groundwater and surface water to provide drinking water to its customers and operates an extensive wastewater conveyance and treatment system […]

  • Published On: January 23, 2023

    Are you considering purchasing a commercial or industrial property that may have environmental contamination?  Are you curious about the difference between the Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program and ASTM Phase I ESA/Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense? Since 1994, the only way for a purchaser in Ohio to receive a release […]

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