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  • Beach sand often more contaminated than water

    Recent research has revealed that beach sand contains high concentrations of E. coli and other fecal indicator bacteria, often greatly exceeding the concentration in beach water.  Further, there is evidence that beach closings due to elevated fecal indicator bacteria may be linked to these sand populations. Contaminated beach sand, and the complications that it causes for monitoring, are among ...

  • Sewage Overflow Health Dangers: What Homeowners Need to Know

    Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) happen every day across the nation and the Mid-Atlantic region is no exception.  When they occur they can spread raw sewage into basements and out of manholes that cause extensive damage and the risk of disease in both indoor and outdoor environments.   According to Delaware’s Division of Public Health, “Human waste contains many organisms ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Northeast Flood Victims May Face A Variety Of Environmental Contaminants When Returning To Property

    Powerful rainstorms have recently hit the northeast and caused a variety of flooding in several areas of Western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Northern New Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania over the past 2 weeks.  Unfortunately, many of these property owners will face environmental contaminations when returning. Tragically, flood waters have entered countless properties, ruined ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Continues Cleanup of Mercury Contamination in Ciales, Puerto Rico; Agency Warns Against Handling Toxic Metal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection has removed mercury that contaminated several homes and schools in the Parcelas La Cordillera community of Ciales, Puerto Rico and completed the cleanup of the affected homes and schools. The EPA continues to work with the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health, Public Buildings Authority and the Department of ...

  • Mold problems expected for many across Northeast US

    Record warm temperatures are blaketing the northeast this week replacing historical flooding from the past of storm of this past weekend. Many towns in the northeastern United States have gotten as much rain in the past month as they normally do during six months. This historical type flooding will lead to a variety of potential environmental contaminations including drinking water ...


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