Site Investigation News

  • EPA to Begin Site Investigation at Superfund Site in Windham, ME

    Starting the week of October 26th, the US EPA will initiate a further investigation of the Keddy Mill Superfund Site in Windham, Maine to determine current site conditions. This investigation is known as a Remedial Investigation (RI). The RI will primarily include collection and analysis of samples from soil, surface water, sediments, groundwater and fish tissue. This investigation will identify ...

  • EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for the Nuclear Metals Site in Concord, Mass.

    EPA has completed the “Record of Decision” (ROD) for the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund Site, located in Concord, Mass. The ROD outlines a detailed plan for cleaning up contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater at the Site. The ROD explains the various cleanup options chosen by EPA for the Site. EPA selected a cleanup that includes excavation and off-site disposal of sediments and ...

  • Principles of In Situ Bioremediation and Molecular Biological Tools for Site Assessment and Performance Monitoring

    Join Microbial Insights and EOS Remediation for a Free Lunch and Learn Workshop  October 20, 2014                             October 27, 2014 10:00 am - ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Will We See You In Monterey?

    RPI Group and friends are heading to the Ninth International Conference on Remediation Of Chlorinated And Recalcitrant Compounds (May 19 through May 22, 2014) and we’re doing it in a BIG ...

  • Trimbath Joins CEC as New Vice President

    Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) welcomes William D. Trimbath, P.E., as a new vice president in the Civil Engineering practice of the firm's Pittsburgh headquarters office. Trimbath is a civil engineer with 39 years of experience in environmental investigations, site remediation, geotechnical engineering, mining, and water resource engineering for private and public sector ...

  • Fine after illegal waste sites investigated by Environment Agency

    The tenant of three consecutive illegal waste sites was fined a total of £6,000 and ordered to pay a contribution of £2,000 towards Environment Agency costs by Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on 28 January 2014. Trading as ABS Skips and a registered waste carrier, Michael Garry Bowers failed to take appropriate measures to prevent his staff from running an illegal waste site from ...

  • EPA, precision national plating reach settlement on cleanup at Clarks Summit, Pa. site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Precision National Plating Services, Inc. on a plan to clean up groundwater and surface water contamination at a site in Clarks Summit, Pa. where the company had operated a chrome plating facility from 1958 to 1999. EPA has been overseeing Precision’s cleanup activities at the site since 1991. The company was performing ...

  • ASTM D6066 - 11 Standard Practice for Determining the Normalized Penetration Resistance of Sands for Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential

    Normalization of penetration resistance data is a frequently used method to evaluate the liquefaction susceptibility of sands. A large case history database from many countries has been accumulated to estimate instability of saturated sands during earthquakes (1,2,3,4). This test is used extensively for a great variety of geotechnical exploration programs where ...


    By ASTM International

  • Crosshair Continues Toward NI 43-101 Resource Estimate at Juniper Ridge

    Crosshair Energy Corporation (TSX: CXX)(NYSE Amex: CXZ) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its 2011 drill program at the Juniper Ridge uranium project in southwest Wyoming. The 2011 program of 400 mud rotary holes, totaling 78,253 feet, has confirmed the historical data from the property which indicated 5.2 million tons of uranium, grading 0.067% U3O8 for a total of 6.97 ...


    By Marketwire

  • Peat Resources in Ontario

    Peat Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE: PET) has renewed its permits on 19,000 hectares of peatlands in the Upsala area of northwestern Ontario and has received a Letter of Authority from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to carry out surveys and resource evaluations of peatlands in the McFaulds Lake (Ring of Fire) region. As previously reported, the Upsala properties are located adjacent to ...


    By Peat Resources Limited

  • Evergreen Energy Provides Business Update

    Evergreen Energy Inc. (NYSE Arca: EEE) today provided a business update on its 2011 corporate initiatives in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting. Ilyas Khan, Executive Chairman of Evergreen, stated: “We have made substantial progress on our corporate business objectives for 2011. As outlined in my open letter to shareholders on March 15, 2011, where our ...


  • Open houses on Reilly Tar and chemical site environmental investigation in ST. Louis park, minn., March 3

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Health and the city of St. Louis Park will hold two open houses Thursday, March 3, to answer questions about upcoming vapor intrusion testing near the Reilly Tar & Chemical Superfund site. The open houses will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Louis Park Public ...

  • Vermiculite Insulation could be a Health Threat to Families

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide asbestos sampling to ensure building occupants are not exposed to their deadly fibers.   Since 2002, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been conducting evaluations of the public health implications from vermiculite contamination at various facilities across the State of California. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Calcium helps evaluate soil’s ability to retain earth’s carbon

    Soils play a vital role in dealing with the environmental impacts of rising atmospheric carbon levels, primarily CO2, from natural and human activities. The Earth’s carbon budget is a dynamic process. As carbon is released through fossil-fuel burning and changing land use, scientists are seeking a more accurate understanding of carbon storage and cycling. The Earth holds carbon in what scientists ...

  • ARCADIS hires geotechnical engineer in Atlanta

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting and engineering company, today announced the hire of Tracy Hendren, a geotechnical civil engineer with 15 years of experience. Mr. Hendren will be working out of the ARCADIS Atlanta office and will be reporting to Paul Booth, senior geotechnical manager. Mr. Hendren has experience and training in geophysical site characterization, seismic ...


    By Arcadis

  • Triad use at naval base San Diego saves an estimated six years and US$3m for site investigation

    The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) used the Triad approach to collect an integrated hydrogeologic and chemical dataset for expediting and optimizing characterization of a volatile organic compound (VOC) plume at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), CA. The 295-acre 'IR Site 22' was identified in 2003 when VOC concentrations reaching 100 mg/L were reported in an upgradient ...

  • Single field mobilization completes site investigation and removal actions

    The Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment (KRCEE) worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last summer to introduce new approaches and technologies to the site cleanup program operating at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in western Kentucky. A Triad demonstration was conducted at PGDP's Area of Concern (AOC) 492 that integrated several real-time ...

  • New Zealand government funding boost for contaminated sites

    Four contaminated site projects, in Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Otago, and Tasman and Nelson, will be allocated about NZ$150,000 from the Government’s clean-up fund, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced. The allocations are the first from the Ministry for the Environment’s Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund this year. A total of NZ$890,000 of the US$3.28 million annual fund is ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • ENSR opens office in Rome

    ENSR has opened a new office in Rome. ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading global environmental services provider. The new environmental services office, in the historical heart of the city at Via del Clementino 94, is ENSR’s third office in Italy, along with its offices in Milan and Pescara. The office will anchor ENSR’s relations with its national clients and government agencies headquartered in ...


    By AECOM

  • RSK merges with Structural Soils to become the UK’s number one site investigation company

    A merger with the 130-strong site investigation contractor Structural Soils, a major player in the geotechnical industry with over 40 years of experience, has transformed RSK Group into the largest, most technically proficient geotechnical service provider in the UK. The merger – the largest in the company’s history – represents RSK’s first major strategic business decision since successfully ...


    By RSK Group plc

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