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  • 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

    The August Mack team acted as a subcontractor for a client at an air force base Michigan to investigate and address areas of the site where there were releases of per- and polyfluorinated substances during the operations of the base. Services provided by August Mack employees during this contract included […]

  • 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: February 15, 2023

    August Mack was retained by a team of legal experts representing a State government to assess the damages associated with PFAS contamination of an entire State. The State has filed a claim against pFAS manufacturers asking them to be responsible for cleanup of environmental media throughout the State that has […]

  • 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 […]

  • Published On: January 23, 2023

    ProUCL is a statistical software package developed by the USEPA using many of the concepts found in the RCRA Unified Guidance. Originally developed to evaluate concerns at a specific Superfund site, the USEPA has, after considerable feedback from the remediation community, continued to update the software with additional features and […]

  • Published On: January 23, 2023

    The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) guides August Mack through the Tier II reporting season at the beginning of each new year. EPCRA was passed by Congress in 1986 in response to environmental concerns about the storage and handling of toxic chemicals. President Reagan signed EPCRA into law, […]

  • Published On: January 17, 2023

    Most professionals in the Commercial Real Estate Arena are aware of the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report (Phase I ESA). The fourth iteration of the ASTM (1527) was published in 2021, but all iterations represent a method of due diligence to mitigate legal and business risk associated with […]

  • Published On: October 12, 2022

    Have you ever heard the phrase “ignorance is bliss”? I’m sure we all have.  Unfortunately, that phrase isn’t always correct, especially when it comes to environmental and safety regulatory infractions.  Setting aside the moral obligation to protect our workforce and natural resources, with documented fines reaching the million dollar mark […]

  • Published On: October 12, 2022

    What do non-stick coated pans, waterproof fabrics, oil-resistant food packaging, stain-resistant materials, and fire-fighting foam all have in common?  They all potentially contain fluorinated compounds, and more specifically, are made with a suite of specialty chemicals called Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOAs).   PFOS and PFOAs both are fluorinated […]

  • Published On: October 11, 2022

    The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA) is a common report used to identify potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities for real estate transactions.  A Phase I can provide important information about a property, but can also be overlooked as simply a check box on long list of […]

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