site environmental risk Articles

  • The Importance of Dewatering

    With spring comes two things: the onset of construction season for most of our country and rain- lots and lots of rain. The unpredictability of storms and the amount of rainfall is all a guessing game.  Jobsites flood, work stalls and projects get delayed. Rain makes it hard to keep dry and on-schedule. What’s the solution? Dewatering is a technique used to control ...


    By Pac-Van, Inc.

  • How Seismic Use Group Classification affects your Water Storage Tank

    When purchasing a bolted steel tank or a welded steel water storage tank, one of the key criteria determining the design parameters of the tank is the Seismic Use Group (SUG) classification. The term Seismic Use Group is essentially the same as the terms Occupancy Category and Risk Category used by the International Building Code (IBC) and the ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Environmental and health risk assessment of an oil contaminated site in the Mexican tropical southeast

    The aim of the present study was the environmental and health risk assessment of the oil contaminated soil in the Mexican tropic. The case is based on the total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and polycyclic aromatic (PAH) soil contamination resulting from the activities of the oil industry over 70 years. The results of this study were estimated using CalTOX, a multimedia exposure model. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Transfer Your Environmental Risks to a Third Party

    Remediation of contaminated sites often is costly and time-consuming, diverting scarce corporate resources from a company’s core operations. Moreover, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and recent Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Accounting Standards Board rules and standards governing accounting for and reporting of environmental liabilities (e.g., FIN 47 Accounting for Conditional Asset ...


    By Freeborn & Peters LLP

  • Environmental risk assessment of a closed industrial landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Closed landfill, Warwickshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment and Closed landfill support Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Gaps in available data for closed landfill site. Summary: ESI ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Managing and Mitigating Environmental Risks at Medupi - Case Study

    The 4800 MW coal-fired Medupi power station in the Lephalale area of Limpopo Province is one of the largest construction projects in South Africa’s history. During the six-year construction period, there will be 38 main contractors and 100-300 sub-contractors on site at any given time, employing up to 12,000 people at the peak of construction. NCC was appointed at the beginning of the ...

  • Research on the process-based risk evaluation method of groundwater pollution for contaminated site

    A universal method to evaluate groundwater pollution risk with the site scale has not been established. The groundwater pollution risk is commonly evaluated by overlaying the results of groundwater vulnerability and pollution sources, but this method is inapplicable for contaminated sites. Considering the current supervision demands of groundwater pollution in China, this paper suggests a risk ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing environmental risk and compliance: facility decommissioning

    While most companies are familiar with the regulatory requirements that must be managed when opening or operating a commercial or industrial facility; the regulatory requirements which need to be met when closing a facility are less commonly known. To reduce operating costs in a challenging economic environment, organizations may need to downsize, relocate, or close facilities. There are ...

  • 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 ...

  • A site‐specific ecological risk assessment for corn‐associated insecticides

    A site‐specific ecological risk assessment (ERA) was conducted to examine the simultaneous use of genetically modified corn (Bt corn) with a neonicotinoid seed coating, clothianidin, and use of a granular insecticide, tefluthrin, to protect crops from pest damage. A field study was conducted on‐site and exposure data from the literature was summarized to determine the matrices and exposure ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • Environmental risk management: Leaving little to chance

    Life is risky at the best of times. And identifying and managing risks – in the environment, industry and financial markets – has become a priority for business and governments everywhere. Everyone knows what can go wrong. Environmental accidents, corporate scandals and financial imprudence have rung up damage bills in the billions of dollars. So the heat is on to find ways to better manage and ...

  • Flood risk maps 2

    Flood risk is a combination of the likelihood of flooding and the potential consequences arising. There are different maps depending on the chosen hydrological scenario (see flood hazard maps). The flood risk maps should consider information about: the number of potentially affected inhabitants the type of economic activity on the area potentially affected other information ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Vapor Intrusion: Risks and Challenges

    Vapor Intrusion (VI), defined as the migration of volatile contaminants from the subsurface into the indoor air of overlying buildings, is a major and challenging environmental issue for both regulators and the regulated community—one that continues to elicit heated debate among stakeholders. Eight factors associated with the VI pathway that contribute to its challenging nature are discussed ...

  • Soil invertebrate community change over fuel‐contaminated sites on a subantarctic island: An ecological field‐based line of evidence for site risk assessment

    A number of fuel spills, of both recent and historic origins, have occurred on World Heritage listed subantarctic Macquarie Island. Sites contaminated by mainly diesel fuels are undergoing remediation by the Australian Antarctic Division. The risks posed by these sites are being managed using a “weight of evidence” approach, for which this study provides a preliminary line of evidence for the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Hydrogeological risk assessment review

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment (HRA) review. Issues: Potential risk to groundwater, leachate levels and maintenance of hydraulic containment, regulatory compliance. Summary: ESI undertook the hydrogeological risk assessment review this ...

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