site assessment Articles

  • The Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    In today’s world where every property is subject to potential environmental risks a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment or ESA is an appropriate action to take. An ESA can help determine if the property has been contaminated by previous or current activities. The ESA can help protect the purchaser of a property from environmental risks prior to the closing on a property.  Lenders ...

  • Environment: Assessment of sites and organizations

     Abstract Over the past years we have seen that organizations pay more and more attention to the business consequences of environmental aspects related to their activities, products and services. These business consequences may be related to costs incurred in eliminating or reducing sources of environmental pollution in order to comply with legal requirements, to maintain business ...


  • Following the fuel: How portable biomass energy generation may help rural communities

    The forests that surround many of California’s mountain communities tend to have an abundance of woody biomass and a pressing need for thinning to reduce fire danger. Revenue from selling forest residues to biomass power plants could help to support fuel reduction activities, but in many cases the nearest plant is so far away that hauling costs are prohibitive. The remoteness of such ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Learn How to Better Balance Equipment Performance and Worker Safety with Our Latest Application Note

    Do you want to ensure the safety and health of the workers at your warehouse and maximize the performance of the equipment they use? Here at E Instruments, we know that having a successful, and fully-functioning warehouse is dependent on whether or not the equipment is being maximized, and if the workers are working in a healthy environment that encourages productivity. However, we also know all ...

  • The climb to the top

    Back in the late 1980’s when market drivers created the cost-effective option of using above-ground circular tanks for industrial activated sludge processes, there were some early valuable lessons for both aeration equipment manufacturers and plant operators. As production plants got away from in-ground basins, one of the more simple innate operational checks became more challenging; ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Assessment of hydraulic containment of a landfill site

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Hydraulically contained landfill site, UK Services: Data review, hydrogeological risk assessment, hydraulic containment. Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Leachate level control and trigger level compliance. ...

  • Site assessments and remediation case study

    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 above acceptable ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Quality Assurance Guidance for Conducting Brownfields Site Assessments

    Executive Summary Many sites across the nation once used for industrial and commercial purposes are now abandoned or under-used. Some of these sites — often referred to as “Brownfields”— are contaminated; others are perceived or suspected to be contaminated. In 1993, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative to empower States, Tribes, ...

  • Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment

    Troy Risk was approached by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIBI) to complete a combination Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Phase II Subsurface Investigation, on a multi-lot parcel that would be KIBI’s new headquarters building. Troy Risk performed the Phase I / Phase II on a not-for-profit basis in support of the merit of KIBI’s mission. The historical use of the ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

  • Quantitative risk assessment for contaminated sites in Spain

    Environmental Quantitative Risk Assessment is one of the key factors in the Decision Making Process for contaminated sites. Numerous decisions have to be made before, during and after conducting a quantitative risk assessment.Risk assessment is based on the information gathered previously: Historical information (Phase I) Site characterization (Phase II) Toxicological ...

  • Introduction to Phase One Environmental Site Assessment

    The Phase One Environmental Site Assessment is a must when purchasing property in New Jersey.  The phase one is the beginning of a process that will protect buyers from hidden environmental issues that may exist on or near the property in question. A Report and recommendations are generated which will help guide the property buyer about the risks that the property purchase may ...

  • Conducting The Phase I Site Assessment - Historical Use

    This is the first in a series of five articles relating to conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Each article will attempt to give the reader a thorough understanding of a specific aspect of the Phase I process and Clayton's commitment to exceeding the requirements of ASTM Standard E 1527 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment ...


  • National Occupational Standards for Environmental Site Assessment Assistants

    An Environmental Site Assessment Assistant (ESAA) supports the qualified project team to undertake activities to logically assemble information to assess the presence or absence of potential environmental concerns as they relate to Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). The ESAA may assist with sampling and testing activities; interpretation and evaluation of data; and preparing reports. The ESAA ...


    By ECO Canada

  • The terrestrial ecosystem monitoring sites: a utility assessment

    Ecological research sites generate data which are potentially useful at the national, regional and global scales. However, most of the data remain embedded in local, project-specific research programmes. The primary role of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) is to act as a data broker and bring researchers and modellers together in order to better understand global change processes in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk assessment and brownfields-determining exposure to site contaminants

    The USEPA’s Brownfields Program was developed to facilitate the rehabilitation of contaminated property for re-development. EPA has set forth criteria that must be met for a revitalized property to be used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. The main thrust of these criteria is the long-term protection of residents or visitors (including shoppers and business employees). As ...

  • Assessing FDA's risk methodology at pharmaceutical manufacturing sites

    This research analyses the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) risk methodology used for inspecting pharmaceutical manufacturing sites. It reviews the procedures, regulations, and violations specified in FDA warning letters (WLs). In particular it focuses on the time period between 2004-2009, as the FDA transitioned and formalised this new approach to site inspections. One of the principal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An integrated health risk assessment of contaminated sites under aleatory and epistemic uncertainties

    An integrated health risk assessment framework including contaminant transport model, exposure assessment models, physiologicallybased pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling, and dose-response assessment was developed in this paper to bridge the gap amongst environmental engineers, toxicologists, and researchers in environmental health science and to improve the comprehensive understanding of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals

    In response to pressing issues facing the new Department of Homeland Security, over 15,000 chemical and industrial plants may have to evaluate their vulnerability to terrorist attack and improve countermeasures at their facilities. Federal lawmakers are considering two bills requiring facilities to submit site security plans: the Chemical Security Act (Senate Bill S. 157, reintroduced in January, ...


    By AECOM

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