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  • Environmental forensics: courting science?

    Forensics and hydrology are two terms that may not seem to go together well. To the uninitiated, this combination may evoke images of the crime scene investigation that ensues when some patsy goes into the drink wearing cement overshoes. Rather, the term environmental forensics, essentially the parent discipline of forensic hydrology, has found its way into contemporary parlance owing to ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • CSV’s replace VFD’s case study

    Variable Frequency Drives or VFD’s do not save energy! It is a myth that VFD’s save energy. The average person and even many “experts” may think it completely logical that reducing the RPM of a pump also reduces the amount of power used. This is Absolutely False!! A VFD always causes more energy to be used per gallon produced. The Cycle Stop Valve or CSV is ...


    By Cycle Stop Valves, Inc.

  • SRS Crisafulli`s Laura Fleming asks

    An afternoon sitting at the Dulles International Airport, after a 6:00 am Delta flight out of Billings, MT allowed me to indulge in one of my favorite things.  I purchased four books. And then, two days later, as part of a Saturday afternoon excursion with my 23 year old daughter, we stopped at Barnes & Noble in Danbury, CT and I purchased six more books. Yes, we are ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Facilitating the beverage industry environmental roundtable

    Challenge: With encouragement from several global beverage companies, Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy led the formation of BIER in 2006, enlisted the early members and convened meetings to launch this industry group. Our team provides leadership and facilitates the group, helping members to drive efforts toward continuous improvement across the beverage ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Contamination/Environmental case study

    Orlando Drum Company, Orlando, FL Facility washes and reconditions used drums Mercuri and Associates, Inc. was retained as hydrogeological consultant to verify state allegations of contamination of soil and ground water with heavy metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. Initiated preliminary soil and groundwater sampling program, prepared/submitted ...


    By Mercuri & Associates, Inc.

  • Absestos Firm Pins Hope to an RV off eBay

    On weekends, or whenever Simona Farrise finds time, she likes to go bargain-hunting on eBay and at garage sales near her home in the Oakland hills. She once picked up a 60-year-old occupational safety manual, a document the lawyer later used in civil trials to show that American auto companies long ago knew—or should have known—about health hazards caused by asbestos exposure. Farrise paid 50 ...

  • Report From Congressional Food Waste Hearing

    “Today’s hearing may be the first time the House Agriculture Committee is publicly engaging on this issue, but it will not be our last,” noted Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway at the recent hearing. On May 25, the House Agriculture Committee held hearings on the issue of food waste. Based on their tone, committee members sounded determined to use government to prompt ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • A Court Battle Over Silicosis Shines A Harsh Light On Mass Medical Screeners —The Same People Whose Diagnoses Have Cost Asbestos Defendents Billions

    Severe silicosis is a ghastly disease.  Caused by prolonged inhalation of tiny sand particles, it slowly scars and contracts the lungs until the victim suffocates. A sandblaster who comes down with an acute case may need a lung transplant before he's 40.  Severe asbestosis, which is caused by ~ inhaling minute, spearlike asbestos fibers, is just as bad. It has nearly identical symptoms, ...

  • 5 Tips for Managing EHS Compliance Across Global Tech Company Operations

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) professionals know their job isn’t simply achieving compliance, but rather sustaining compliance in an ever-changing regulatory environment. But staying on top of changing regulations and requirements is difficult at best. For tech companies with facilities around the world, the challenge to stay current on changing ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • U.S. Natural Gas Exports: Friend or Foe?

    U.S. natural gas production is booming. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), production grew by 23 percent from 2007 to 2012. Now—with production projected to continue growing in the decades ahead—U.S. lawmakers and companies are considering exporting this resource internationally. But what are the climate implications of ...

  • `A pack in your pocket and a cigarette in your mouth`

    Not only did he smoke, but he was required to smoke - on the job. Jim McEvoy told this to Firm principal, Victoria Edises, twenty years ago, long before the secret documents of the tobacco industry had been made public.       Back then, when asbestos plaintiffs' attorneys were emboldened to sue tobacco companies, they were overwhelmed with motions, interrogatories and ...

  • The invisible Threat

    Transmission problem with a toll grade communications cable and its problems' solution. Page 1 of 6 RLK & Affiliates “Telecommunication Protection Experts” Richard Knight 13101 Camino Del Norte NE Albuquerque, NM 87123-1602 Tel : 505-298-5400 Cel : 505-301-1100 Fax : 505-293-1111 Email: ...


    By RLK & Affiliates

  • The Availability of EIL Insurance During the 80’s and Early 90’s

    Introduction In Owens-Illinois, Inc. v. United Ins. Co., the New Jersey Supreme Court held that, in allocating insurance coverage for indivisible losses that trigger multiple coverage periods, the policyholder must share pro rata responsibility1 for self-insured, under-insured, and uninsured periods. When the policyholder has decided to forego insurance, as opposed to periods in which insurance ...

  • Interview with Thomas A. Schwartz - 2014 Chairman of the ASTM Board of Directors

    As president and senior principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., what challenges and opportunities do you see for your company as it prepares to close out its sixth decade of serving a broad client base? SGH has been very fortunate to have had a decades-long unbroken string of growth and expansion of services and client base. As we look to the future, we focus on maintaining the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Designing and Implementing Perimeter Air Monitoring Programs

    Perimeter or fenceline ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring programs have become increasingly valuable at hazardous waste, landfill, dredging, ports, and MGP remediation sites. Air quality monitoring programs protect public health and reduce owner liability ...


    By AECOM

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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