Site Assessments Articles

  • 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

  • WorldWaves wave energy resource assessments from the deep ocean to the coast

    Abstract WorldWaves is a global wave and wind climate package developed through EU and industry sponsorship over many years. The offshore data incorporates global hindcast and operational wave and wind data from ECMWF, validated and calibrated with independent satellite and buoy data worldwide. These data, which may comprise full directional wave spectra time series, are used as ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Environmental Assessment Brownfield Study

    In late 2011, Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank and City of Flint to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with guidelines set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR Part 58 for the Smith Village Project. Global utilized the HUD recommended format during the preparation of the EA including completion of the Statutory Checklist ...

  • Linking field‐based metabolomics and chemical analyses to prioritize contaminants of emerging concern in the Great Lakes basin

    The ability to focus on the most biologically relevant contaminants affecting aquatic ecosystems can be challenging because toxicity assessment programs have not kept pace with the growing number of contaminants requiring testing. Because it has proven effective in assessing biological impacts of potentially toxic contaminants, profiling of endogenous metabolites (metabolomics) may help screen ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Ergonomics assessment in the Philippines – Case Study

    Challenge A global information technology company required Health and Safety services for various office locations around the world. Antea Group was asked to provide a safety audit for an office in Quezon City, Philippines in order to ensure compliance with local regulations. This location in particular had been identified as potentially having ergonomic issues. Previously, the client had ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Reducing avian collisions with wind turbines

    Wind is an important renewable energy source for Europe. The wind power capacity installed in 2014 could produce enough electricity to meet over 10% of the EU’s electricity consumption. However, wind power structures can also be harmful to birds, which can collide with turbines. This study assessed methods of reducing avian collisions with wind turbines and makes several practical ...

  • 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 ...

  • Methods for microbiological quality assessment in drinking water: a comparative study

    The present study aimed to compare several methods for quantifying and discriminating between the different physiological states of a bacterial population present in drinking water. Flow cytometry (FCM), solid-phase cytometry (SPC), epifluorescence microscopy (MSP) and culture method performances were assessed by comparing the results obtained for different water samples. These samples, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of risk-based assessment and management to riverbank filtration sites in India

    This is the first reported study of a riverbank filtration (RBF) scheme to be assessed following the Australian Guidelines for Managed Aquifer Recharge. A comprehensive staged approach to assess the risks from 12 hazards to human health and the environment has been undertaken. Highest risks from untreated ground and Ganga River water were identified with pathogens, turbidity, iron, manganese, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reconstructing the ecological impacts of eight decades of mining, metallurgical and municipal activities on a small boreal lake in northern Canada

    As a result of long‐term metal mining and metallurgical activities, the sediment of Ross Lake (Flin Flin, MB, Canada) is highly contaminated with metals and other elements. Although it is likely that effluents were discharged into Ross Lake as early as the late 1920 s, lake biophysical data were not collected until 1973, more than four decades after the onset of mining and municipal ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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.

  • An integrated assessment for wind energy in Lake Michigan coastal counties

    The benefits and challenges of onshore and offshore wind energy development were assessed for a four‐county area of coastal Michigan. Economic, social, environmental, and spatial dimensions were considered. The coastal counties have suitable wind resources for energy development which could contribute toward Michigan's ten percent renewable energy standard. Wind energy is cost‐effective with ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Clean energy study questions cost-effectiveness of Site C project

    The Independent Power Producers Association of BC (Clean Energy BC) has released a report it commissioned from an independent British strategic advisory professional services firm that suggests smaller clean-energy plants might be a viable option to the proposed Site C dam.* The study from London Economics International (LEI) finds the savings could come from “right-sizing and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Lead toxicity to Lemna minor predicted using a metal speciation chemistry approach

    In the present study, predictive measures for Pb toxicity and L. minor were developed from bioassays with 7 surface waters having varied chemistries (i.e., 0.5 to 12.5 mg/L dissolved organic carbon (DOC), pH 5.4 to 8.3 and water hardness 8 to 266 mg/L CaCO3). As expected based on water quality, 10, 20 and 50% inhibitory concentration (IC) values expressed as percent net root elongation (%NRE) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Integrative assessment of selenium speciation, biogeochemistry and distribution in a northern coldwater ecosystem

    For the past decade, considerable research has been conducted at a series of small lakes receiving treated liquid effluent containing elevated selenium (Se) from the Key Lake uranium milling operation in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Several studies related to this site, including field collections of water, sediment, and biota (biofilm/periphyton, invertebrates, fish, and birds), ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • White Paper: Managing Odour Complaints Best Practices

    There are many ways to deal with Odour complaints, either proactively or reactively.  Odours are not predictable, but you can manage them, if you receive a complaint.  Here are some suggestions: Encourage odour complainants to notify the plant as soon as possible after an odour episode and fill out a standard questionnaire with details about the odour episode such as date, time, ...


    By ORTECH

  • Spatial and temporal variation, source profile and formation mechanisms of PCDDs/Fs in the atmosphere of an e‐waste recycling area, South China

    The present study investigated the impact of typical electronic waste (e‐waste) dismantling activities on the distribution of polychlorinated dibenzo‐p‐dioxins (PCDDs) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs) in the adjacent atmospheric environment. The target areas included Longtang town, a well known e‐waste recycling site, and two impacted neighborhoods, all of which were within Qingyuan city, Guangdong ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Modeling metal bioaccumulation and tissue distribution in killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) in three contaminated estuaries

    The present study experimentally assessed the uptake, loss, and resulting tissue distribution of As(V), Cd, Cr(III), Hg(II), and methylmercury (MeHg) in killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) following aqueous exposure in water collected from 3 contaminated field sites—Baltimore Harbor and Elizabeth River (Chesapeake Bay), and Mare Island (San Francisco Bay)—using a radiotracer technique. Uptake ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • New test strategy for dung beetles during the authorization process of parasiticides

    According to European legislation, an Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) of veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) for dung fauna is required in the authorization process if the substance acts as a parasiticide for the treatment of pasture animals. In the past, however, the demonstration of the environmental safety of those VMPs for dung fauna was strongly hampered by the fact that no ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Carnedd Wen Wind Farm

    In 2005 npower renewables began investigating the possibility of building one of the largest wind farms in Wales. The farm would consist of 65 turbines standing up to 137 metres high on around 2,600 hectares (ha) of hillside near Llanbrynmair in Powys. To help enhance the impact of the wind farm, npower renewables propose an extensive habitat restoration scheme following clearance of over ...


    By WYG

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