Environmental Clean-up Articles

  • Recent & Other Noteworthy Projects - Case Study

    Hanby Field Test Kits continue to lead the way in environmental assessment for marine and land petroleum clean-up projects. Entrix, the primary environmental consultant for BP for the recent Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf, employed the Hanby water test in hundreds of water column analyses they performed offshore. These analyses enabled clean-up and skimming vessels to rapidly determine ...


    By Hanby Environmental

  • Enforcement of Superfund Liabilities Expands Beyond Environmental Avenues

    A recent Superfund-related case in New Jersey highlights how US authorities, both Federal and State, will not take kindly to companies that seek to circumvent their environmental responsibilities. ...

  • What is a PID?

    Introduction PID is the abbreviation for “Photo-Ionization Detector”. A PID is a hand-held, personal, or fixed wall mounted detector that measures a broad range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and some inorganic compounds in the parts-per-million (ppm) to parts-per-billion (ppb) range. It gives a continuous read-out and can alarm when concentrations exceed user-defined set ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Horizontal Remediation Wells - Don`t Disrupt your Client`s Business

    The use of Horizontal Remediation Wells for environmental cleanup is a proven solution for project managers with many benefits including the benefit of the continuation of business activities during mitigation or remediation activities.   Since 1993, Directional Technologies, Inc. has installed thousands of Horizontal Remediation Well systems in the United States and abroad at many different ...

  • Buncefield Terminal Hemel Hempstead – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem managed the asbestos removal at the very high profile incident within the Buncefield Terminal. Our advice ensured that emergency repair works to the fuel terminal were not delayed during the reconstruction and rebuilding of the project. Project ...

  • Soil and Groundwater Clean-up

    CLIENT: Homeowner/Insurance Company LOCATION: Hopatcong, NJ PROJECT TYPE: Soil and Groundwater Clean-up PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Brennan Environmental, Inc. was retained jointly by a homeowner and their insurance company to complete a soil and groundwater clean-up. An aboveground heating oil tank burst in the basement of their home, spilling approximately 200 gallons of oil onto the floor of ...


    By Brennan Environmental, INC.

  • Honest Truths

    I have to be honest about my life, a life of sever Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). My father had it. I know, because I asked him why he only went to one month of high school, he said, I couldn’t study or sit still to read. ADHD is hereditary; some of my children have it. At age 30, not knowing what ADHD was or that I had it, I made up my mind that I was ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • The Experts’ Views of Horizontal Hydraulic Auger Dredging

    I attended the 42nd Texas A & M University dredging short course in January 2013. Despite the mountain of excellent information I gleaned from the course, I was disappointed that my dredging field wasn’t featured. Horizontal hydraulic auger dredging ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Four Major Benefits of Horizontal Hydraulic Auger Dredges

    Horizontal hydraulic auger dredging has been around for nearly 50 years, but remains the unknown stepchild of the dredging world. That may be changing as environmental dredging becomes more prominent. Horizontal hydraulic auger dredges are ideal for environmental projects for several reasons. First, horizontal hydraulic auger dredges are small. I know everybody wants bigger, but small has ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • EOS Permeable reactive barriers successfully treat a large Trichloroethene plume - Case Study

    Historical use of trichloroethene (TCE) and other chlorinated solvents at a former au-tomotive parts manufacturing plant in Indiana resulted in a large groundwater plume, stretching approximately 2 miles from the site. TetraTech GEO evaluated sev-eral remedial alternatives and selected enhanced in situ bioremediation to reduce contaminant concentrations and eliminate continued plume migration at ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Clean energy technologies will create waste

    The birth of mitigating our dependency on oil and coal is here. We are rapidly developing energy saving and renewable-energy solutions that are about to transform our lives for the better, bringing a new era of limiting our dependency on fossil fuel, and creating less wastes when generating electricity. But inevitably through this period we will create other wastes, some hazardous. These changes ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • EPA Budget Cuts Spell Stricter Enforcement:Technology the Answer

    How does the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) receive funding? The simple answer - the taxpayer -from the taxpayer to Congress from Congress to the EPA, the taxpayer being the catalyst. The economy is in deep trouble; our government is looking at options not to default on our debt, trim budgets and reduce unemployment. One disturbing factor is that Congress wants to take billions ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Importing environmental technologies to China

    By mid-2007, the Shuikoushan Non-Ferrous Metal factory in Hunan Province faced a crisis. As part of its 11th Five-Year Plan (2005-2010), the Chinese government was closing down high-polluting factories–and the Shuikoushan factory was among those at risk. The 110 year-old state-owned factory, with a gross annual income of more than US $1 billion and 12,000 employees, was emitting high levels of ...

  • Bacteria devours gasoline plume

    The new environmental technology essentially flushes contamination out of the soil. NORTHAMPTON - With hungry bacteria and reusable carbon filters, an engineering company is slowly but surely removing a massive plume of gasoline from beneath a busy section of Pleasant Street. Traffic and business activity haven't had to skip a beat as Penney Engineering, of Mansfield, cleans up the ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc.

  • CityPlace Redevelopment, Toronto

    Since 1999, XCG Consultants has been assisting Canada Lands Company Limited (CLC) with developing an Environmental Master Plan and overseeing, on behalf of CLC, the remediation and development of the former Canadian National Railway lands in downtown Toronto. CityPlace lands occupy an area of nearly 40 acres in downtown Toronto located directly west of the SkyDome. These lands were originally ...


    By XCG Consultants Ltd.

  • Building and breaking a bridge of trust in a Superfund site remediation

    Trust is widely recognised as a key variable in perceptions and decision-making about environmental risks. However, most considerations of trust treat it as a simple two-agent relationship. Based on an analysis of a contaminated site cleanup in New Jersey, we identify a more complex construction of trust formed between multiple stakeholders. We refer to this construction as 'bridging'. In the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Financing brownfields: EPA state program highlights

    Public financing is often essential for encouraging the assessment and cleanup of brownfields. Without public financing or government-backed financial incentives, many brownfields would remain idle and potentially contaminated. The costs associated with the redevelopment of brownfields include costs associated with demolition, site preparation, and construction. In addition to these costs, ...

  • Two doctors – both women – worlds apart in their areas of speciality – public health and environmental cleanup – yet they share a common bond

    People are not “born” communicators – to communicate effectively you have to want to do so – Gerberding and Macchiaroli are two professionals who understand the importance of being technically competent and equally conversant – what can we learn from them? Public relations professionals dream of working with executives that understand not only the importance of the function but that are also well ...


    By ARMSTRONG and Associates

  • Brownfields: eyesore or opportunity?

    Minute Maid Park, the Downtown Aquarium and the Federal Reserve Bank are all examples of how the City of Houston is cleaning up and reusing local brownfields to create positive impacts on the community through its Brownfields Redevelopment Program. Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by the presence or perceived presence of environmental contamination. These sites were, ...

  • Fairness in the face of conflict: dividing environmental assets and obligations

    The growing scarcity of natural capital fuels disputes over borders and use rights. Global industrialisation increases the creation of toxic waste while environmental consciousness intensifies the calls for abatement. Litigation is a costly cure. In the United States of America, expenditures on Superfund litigation have exceeded $10 billion. Remedies for excessive legal costs include ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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