site assessment Articles

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR: A Critical Tool for Emissions Source Detection

    Micro Pulse LiDAR remote sensing data are used to calculate a highly accurate Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) height to improve plume models that help assess emissions sources. ...

  • Case Study: City of Torrance Library

    Ellis provides indoor air quality studies, Phase I and II environmental site assessments, and other environmental consulting services for the City of Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Pasadena, City of Commerce, and other Southern California schools and municipalities. Our success has been built on our ability to respond – quietly, quickly, and efficiently - to every new ...

  • 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 ...

  • Earthquake damage assessment case study

    Service performed: Earthquake damage assessment Summary: Following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern Peru, EFI Global immediately responded with engineers on site to assess damage to a mining operation. On-site services included civil, electrical and mechanical damage assessments to production and processing facilities, administrative and residential ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • 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

  • Environmental monitoring of two fish waste ocean disposal sites in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    Sediment contaminant and benthic community surveys were conducted at two fish waste ocean disposal sites in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, to assess the environmental impacts of the disposal activities. Despite a dispersive ocean environment, fish wastes accumulated at both sites, initially disturbing the benthic community through organic enrichment and oxygen depletion, but causing no ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Scope Of A Environmental Site Assessment

    Environmental remediation can be a grueling process for commercial propery owenrs, especialliy if it's unexpected. Environmental remediation is often prompted by the results of an ESA (Environmental Site Assessment).  An ESA has become a standard component of many actions related to commerical property, such as purchasing the site, applying for a land-use permit, and more. ...


    By Grand Slam Construction

  • Risk assessment of land-use suitability and application to Tangshan City

    Risk assessment for suitability is one of the main problems in city landuse planning for disaster prevention. Decision-making strategy using GIS-based Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA) method is discussed through analysing OWA evaluation procedure. Data of geological disaster in Tangshan City are used to calculate the distances from dangerous areas or safety area to yield evaluation criteria for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Detecting Arsenic in Soil using Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence

    Abstract Rapid, accurate on site determination of arsenic and heavy metal levels in soil is a powerful tool in efforts to rebuild and revitalize abandoned and under-utilized industrial properties. The EPA is actively spearheading initiatives to encourage assessment, clean-up and re-use of these industrial properties. In the case of heavy metals (often the eight RCRA metals Pb, As, Cd, ...

  • Building owners need to be concerned about carbon dioxide regulations

    This article examines EPA's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for regulating carbon dioxide and the potential impact it may have on commercial property owners. The author suggests the time is ripe for property owners to evaluate the operations of their buildings to identify steps they might take to minimize the effect of any such regulation. In the near future, the author says, it may not be ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Dry cleaner remediation of PCE below operating shopping mall Richmond, Virginia

    TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) was retained by ENSR/AECOM to perform an Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) remediationof tetrachloroethene (PCE) in groundwater under a former dry cleaner at the Brookhill Shopping Center in Richmond,Virginia. Site assessment activities revealed PCE concentrations would require remediation before an impending property transfer could occur. The standard fixed price ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Riverbank filtration and managed aquifer recharge as alternative water supply technologies for India: strengths–weaknesses–opportunities–threats analysis

    As part of the Saph Pani project, a rapid assessment of a riverbank filtration site in Haridwar and data from literature on riverbank filtration and managed aquifer recharge in India are used for a strengths–weaknesses–opportunities–threats (SWOT) analysis based on environmental, social, institutional and economic aspects. Both technologies show a high potential for future ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Low-Flow (Minimal Drawdown) Ground Water Sampling Procedures

    The Regional Superfund Ground Water Forum is a group of ground-water scientists, representing EPA’s Regional Superfund Offices, organized to exchange information related to ground-water remediation at Superfund sites. One of the major concerns of the Forum is the sampling of ground water to support site assessment and remedial performance monitoring objectives. This paper is intended to provide ...

  • Can A Consulting Firm with LSRPs on Staff Provide Confidential Due Diligence?

    Many clients raise questions regarding the state of the environmental due diligence process in New Jersey, in the wake of the Site Remediation Reform Act’s (“SRRA”) passage and the institution of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (“LSRP”) program.  These questions often concern whether an environmental consulting firm can conduct a confidential due ...

  • Environmental studies of Jiuhua Mountain and Huangshan Mountain

    Location: Anhui Province, People's Republic of China Owner: Canadian International Development Agency Description: An environmental impact assessment of Jiuhua Mountain containing some of the most sacred Budhist shrines in China and an assessment of ten sewage treatment plants ranging in capacity between 80 and 1,000 m3/d, and serving ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • Rapid Reduction of VOCs Results in Site Closure

    Summary Subsurface investigations at a dry cleaning facility revealed elevated levels of PCE and other regulated daughter products. A remediation technology was needed that could cost-effectively reduce the contaminants to the Washington Department of Ecology’s (WDOE) cleanup levels. HRC was chosen for groundwater remediation due to its ability to provide a low cost solution for site ...


    By Regenesis

  • Criteria for the assessment of air quality levels in homogeneous areas

    A methodology is proposed for the appraisal of the data to confront with air quality limits. The methodology assesses air quality levels on the basis of mean values calculated as an average of all data collected in homogeneous areas, from monitoring stations located in sites not conditioned from local sources emissions. The resulting value represents the air quality of the area better than a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of geo-hazard potential and site investigations using Resistivity Imaging

    The use of geophysical methods for evaluating subsurface contamination of sites is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. The paper presents the assessment of geo-hazard potential of a site in the City of Duncanville, Texas using Resistivity Imaging (RI). Resistivity Imaging was being used to identify areas of environmental concern and to develop a detailed image of subsurface ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Reduction of economic risks associated with the disposal of hazardous wastes in Hungary

    Environmental risks are a growing public concern in Hungary. The threat of contaminated drinking water from abandoned and illegal hazardous waste disposal sites is receiving increased attention from citizens and from the environmental authorities. In respect to the problems of hazardous waste disposal, one of the most important objectives of Hungarian environmental policy is the enhancement of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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