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Landmark’s new Envirocheck Analysis fully digitises Phase 1 desk studies

Landmark Information Group has announced the launch of a brand new edition of Envirocheck Analysis, which has been designed to fully digitise the desk study process of Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments, which are conducted for land and property developments. The new Envirocheck Analysis enables Environmental Consultants to digitally analyse ...

Intraurban variability of Ambient PM Arsenic and other air toxics metals case study

by Cooper Environmental Services, LLC  (Oct. 31, 2014)

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) and Washington University participated in a project to collect and analyze air toxics metals data. It was funded through a Community Air Toxics Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The study grew out of the southside St. Louis Community Air Project (CAP) which identified ...

Life cycle–based environmental assessment of municipal wastewater treatment plant in India

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 2, 2014)

The environmental footprint of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) can be assessed using a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach. Life cycle impacts are computed according to the CML 2 baseline 2000 methodology. An LCA study was carried out for WWTP treating municipal wastewater. Results show that the construction phase contributes to nearly 1% for ...

Environmental Assessments – An Important Component of CSR Programs

by SGS  (Feb. 21, 2013)

Companies and industries strongly engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have taken significant steps in their sourcing policies to reduce unethical and inhuman working conditions by controlling their subcontractors along the supply chain. Until now, the primary focus has been on working conditions, but CSR also encompasses environmental ...

CONTROLLED RECOGNIZED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS (CRECs)

by American Environmental Assessment & Solutions, Inc  (Aug. 1, 2013)

A client recently said to me; “It seems like every year environmental requirements become more stringent and costly, making more purchasers and lenders request environmental inspections before committing to the real estate transaction”. Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) or Phase I ESAs are the industry standard for ...

Site assessments and remediation case study

by EFI Global, Inc.  (Jun. 25, 2014)

Service(s) performed: Phase I site assessment/soil investigation/soil remediation project for a golf course Summary: Prior to the sale of the golf course property, our experts were engaged to conduct a Phase I Site Assessment. Due to poor management practices, the facility was found to have multiple releases of fuel and waste oil, which were ...

Strategic environmental assessment: one concept, multiple definitions

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 11, 2014)

The literature indicates that there are numerous definitions of strategic environmental assessment (SEA), but none of which has achieved full recognition on the part of researchers and practitioners. This study aims to compile a set of definitions that represents the amplitude of the subject matter to, on this basis, assess the conceptual ...

Get the Lead Out - Standards Aid in RoHS Compliance

by ASTM International  (Nov. 6, 2014)

RoHS, the seminal European sustainability directive, and others like it challenge manufacturers to eliminate hazardous substances in their products. With RoHS compliance deadlines ongoing through at least the next five years, and more to come from other regions and nations, ASTM Committee F40 is helping companies with testing standards and other ...

Sustainable Consumption: EU to Propose Methods for Environmental Footprint Analysis

by SGS  (Apr. 2, 2014)

The European Commission has developed two life cycle based methods for the analysis of environmental impacts for products (Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)) and organizations (Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF)) to harmonize environmental assessments and their related claims. The methods are currently being tested during a three-year ...

Environment Canada to publish summaries of risk assessments for new chemicals

by Bloomberg BNA  (Aug. 19, 2013)

OTTAWA--Environment Canada this fall will begin publishing summaries of risk assessments it conducts on certain chemical substances when they are first proposed for domestic use. The initiative by the department's New Substances Program has the support of industry and nongovernmental organizations, but industry remains concerned about the ...

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