asbestos and lead paint Articles

  • The advantages of working with EnviroVantage

    Asbestos in the walls and mushrooms in the carpet are among the interesting things Frank Ronan has discovered and abated with EnviroVantage, the environmental cleanup company in Epping. Mold remediation is something that has kept the 24-year-old company extra busy over the past couple of years, as parts of New Hampshire have experienced severe flooding.“It was brutal,” Ronan says. “Before we see ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Case Study: Point Vicente Lighthouse

    Ellis provided complete hazmat inspection services at this national landmark, and administered removal of identified lead paint and asbestos building materials during its renovation in ...

  • Asbestos, lead-based paint, hazardous materials case study

    Service(s) performed: Construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing for 49 residential buildings Summary: Our environmental experts performed construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing project for a 49 building residential development scheduled for ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Clemen-soap: a shipbreaking saga

    After an illustrious history, the final days of the ‘Clemenceau’ aircraft carrier have become mired in controversy. The French navy wanted the vessel to go for breaking in India, but environmentalists had other ideas … When the French navy replaced its fifty-year-old aircraft carrier ‘Clemenceau’ with its nuclear successor the ‘Charles de Gaulle’ in 1997, it looked for a place to scrap the old ...

  • How long is my Phase I ESA, Transaction Screen or BEA good for?

    Duration of Reports & Validity of Environmental Due Diligence Reports In an ideal world, environmental due diligence reports would be like honey or soy sauce and last for many years.  Since shelf-life varies on reports, you need to be aware of the limitations and risks of using old or outdated information for current real estate transactions.  Below, we outline the ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

  • Salvaging a WWII Tug in Juneau - Case Study

    The Challenger was built in 1944 for the US Army during World War II. Over the years, the 96-foot wooden tugboat went through many lives, including serving as a “bunk and breakfast” in Seattle. The vessel wound up anchored in Juneau, Alaska as a live-aboard residence. When it was sold to a local artist, the well-worn tug promptly sank in the process of moving it from a dock to a buoy. ...

  • Case Study: City of Torrance Pullman Car

    This Pullman Train Car, constructed in the early 1940’s, had deteriorated for years at a municipal storage lot. Ellis administered the removal of lead-based paint and asbestos panels in a way that allowed complete restoration of this local ...

  • Case Study: Redondo Beach Power Plant

    Ellis administered the removal of damaged lead based paint and asbestos pipe insulation in this idled power plant prior to filming efforts by numerous local ...

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • The New Environmental Insurance Products: When Does it Make Sense to Buy Them?

     Part One Introduction Real estate transactions with environmental problems often founder on attempts to shift the liabilities from one party to the other. In transactions with other types of problems, insurance is a popular risk transfer mechanism,  and is regularly used for that purpose, but it is used far less often when there are environmental risks. This so-called ...

  • Shipbreaking - Shipbreaking USA

    The number of U.S. shipbreakers has plummeted in recent decades following the emergence of lower-priced competition from Asia. And a question mark now hangs over the future of the country’s six remaining ship recycling firms following a change of policy by MARAD, the US Marine Administration. Recycling International examines the plight of US ship recyclers in the context of global trends. In ...

  • Case Study: Santa Monica College

    Property Description: Former Military Research Complex. Five circa-1970 buildings. Total area = app. 380,000 s.f. Environmental Issues Identified: Asbestos in fireproofing, wallboard and flooring throughout. Lead in damaged paint. Possible soils contaminants. Services Provided: Ellis performed pre-demolition asbestos and lead surveys, as ...

  • Green remediation best management practices: site investigation

    Overview The need for site investigation is common to cleanups under any regulatory program. An investigation can occur at all points in the cleanup process, from initial site assessment through waste site closeout. A site investigation generally is undertaken to: Confirm the presence or absence of specific contaminants Delineate the nature and extent of environmental contamination ...

  • The power of prevention

    Most people already try to eat well to avoid gaining weight. They keep active to avoid getting rusty and they swallow vitamins to stave off colds… the power of prevention is ingrained in the majority of people, and they wholeheartedly follow the latest fads to keep up with society. But how much more could people do to prevent getting sick? A lot more, it turns out. The more people know, ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Vapor intrusion and indoor air quality due diligence during property transactions

    Vapor intrusion (i.e. the migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated soil and/or ground water through the subsurface into overlying building structures) as a contributing indoor air has become a growing concern for property owners and prospective purchasers in recent years as it can cause significant indoor air quality problems. This is largely due to the increased focus on this issue by ...

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