Does My Property Still Need An Asbestos Survey?

If your property was built prior to the 1980s, having an asbestos inspection performed seems like common sense. But what if your property was constructed later than that? Many believe that buildings constructed after the 1980s don't require asbestos inspections, but this is a common misconception. In fact, there are [...]

By |2023-12-27T16:22:02-05:00December 27, 2023||0 Comments

Tungsten: Is It The Next Major Emerging Contaminant?

Tungsten (represented on the periodic table as “W”) is a naturally occurring element that exists in the environment as minerals with the two most common minerals being Wolframite and Scheelite. Due to tungsten's unique properties, such as its remarkable tensile strength, conductivity, and melting point, it can be found in [...]

By |2023-10-17T10:45:36-04:00September 12, 2023||0 Comments

Nuances to RCRA

What are the nuances of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)? It was approved by Congress on October 21, 1976, or about six years after EPA was formed. RCRA was an amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act 0f 1965, note five years before EPA was formed. RCRA was [...]

By |2023-08-31T11:14:25-04:00August 11, 2023||0 Comments

What is ProUCL?

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 [...]

By |2023-01-23T09:29:19-05:00January 23, 2023|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ProUCL As An Environmental Statistics Tool

ProUCL, a statistical software package developed by the USEPA, is a very powerful tool for evaluating environmental datasets. This webinar will discuss the applicability of ProUCL to environmental datasets, including its use in establishing background levels, determining exposure point concentrations, evaluating trends in monitoring well datasets over time, determining outliers [...]

By |2022-12-20T16:10:04-05:00December 20, 2022||0 Comments

PFAS – Looking To The Future

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 [...]

By |2022-10-12T10:49:36-04:00October 12, 2022|News, Site Closure|0 Comments

PFAS – Looking to the Future

PFAS or Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, have been around since the 1940s and are used in a wide-range of industrial and commercial applications and consumer products.  Toxicological studies have shown that exposure to PFAS can potentially result in liver, endocrine, immunological, and reproductive effects, as well as cancer.  The U.S. [...]

By |2022-10-11T13:13:08-04:00October 11, 2022||0 Comments

Fundamentals of SPCC Plans

The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule, promulgated under 40 CFR 112, is to prevent discharge of oil into navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shore lines.  In order to better understand the SPCC rule, below are some of the fundamentals of the SPCC rule [...]

By |2022-08-12T22:37:39-04:00August 9, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

PFAS: What You Need To Know

Toxicological studies have shown that elevated exposure to PFAS can potentially result in liver, endocrine, immunological, and reproductive effects, as well as cancer. In the last three years, over a dozen states have issued guidance and/or screening levels for PFAS in groundwater and/or soils, and the U.S. EPA has developed [...]

By |2021-10-18T08:16:18-04:00October 18, 2021||0 Comments

PFAS: What You Need To Know

Toxicological studies have shown that elevated exposure to PFAS can potentially result in liver, endocrine, immunological, and reproductive effects, as well as cancer. In the last three years, over a dozen states have issued guidance and/or screening levels for PFAS in groundwater and/or soils, and the U.S. EPA has developed [...]

By |2021-10-18T08:16:13-04:00October 18, 2021||0 Comments
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