Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Spotlight: Health and Safety

ESG Sustainability, a broad concept, is better understood when applied to topics within the parameters of Environmental, Social, and Governance, or ESG. ESG topics, although wide in variety, offer specific, measurable topics on which organizations can focus. For example, ESG topics can range from quantification of energy and emissions resulting [...]

By |2024-04-18T14:48:43-04:00April 18, 2024|Sustainability|0 Comments

Tier II Reporting Made Clear

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, [...]

By |2024-01-30T11:32:36-05:00January 30, 2024|Compliance, News|0 Comments

PFAS Regulations Are Coming: What You Need to Know

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 [...]

By |2023-04-21T16:01:11-04:00April 21, 2023|News|0 Comments

The Confluence of Brownfields Remediation and Sustainability

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 [...]

By |2023-04-21T14:51:43-04:00April 21, 2023|News|0 Comments

The Basics of Mold

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, [...]

By |2023-04-21T14:34:38-04:00April 21, 2023|News|0 Comments

Negotiating On-Site Access For Vapor Intrusion

Vapor Intrusion (“VI”), or the migration of contaminant vapors from soil and groundwater into overlying structures, has been a significant topic in the environmental world for over 20 years.  Common contaminants associated with VI are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which include gasoline constituents, such as benzene, and industrial degreasing and [...]

By |2022-10-12T10:51:27-04:00October 3, 2022|News, Site Closure|0 Comments

Vapor Intrusion – Beware of Biased Results

Vapor Intrusion, or “VI” occurs when there is migration of vapor-forming chemicals from any subsurface source into an overlying building, negatively effecting the quality of the indoor air. VI quickly became and has continued to be a hot button topic for the environmental consulting field. This is due to the [...]

By |2022-09-30T10:54:15-04:00April 25, 2022|News, Site Closure|0 Comments
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