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Tips to Help Make Environmental Permitting for Air, Wastewater, Stormwater, and More a Bit Easier

Getting environmental permits isn’t on everyone’s list of fun things to do, but with a little work you can make the process work better for all those involved. The following are tips on how to make the environmental permitting process easier for everyone involved. Develop Good Relationships Your Regulators  Regulators don’t want adversarial relationships with Continue Reading…

Beware of Mold – Mycotoxins and Aflatoxins Found in Mold Are Among the Most Carcinogenic Substances Known!

Mycotoxins are toxins produced by some species of mold (myco means fungal). These mycotoxins are some of the most toxic substances in existence. When people are around toxic mold they are usually exposed to airborne mycotoxins by breathing them in. These mycotoxins end up in the lungs and cause breathing problems and other severe symptoms. “Black Continue Reading…

Mold Tips – Ways to Use Thermal Imaging to Prevent or Find Mold Problems

You can use thermal imaging to identify potential causes of water leaks and moisture intrusion. The high tech cameras capture pictures of heat instead of light. Using the images, you can find problem areas that are noticeable to the naked eye. Thermography can be used to detect areas with too little insulation or improperly installed Continue Reading…

Industrial Health & Safety Tips – Preventing Chemical Exposure in the Workplace at the Source

Every week workers get hurt or in the hospital because of an inadvertent exposure to chemicals they had on the job. Common places for workplace exposure can be found in factories, chemical plants, manufacturing, and automotive shops. The following tips are for preventing chemical exposure in the workplace at the source since it’s the most effective way of making sure that Continue Reading…

What’s a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment? As Outlined in ASTM E 1527-13 in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.

A phase one environmental site assessment is a report that has been prepared on a real estate property that identifies recognized environmental conditions. A phase one assessment does not take soil samples, air samples, or samples of any standing buildings. The phase one assessment is simply a visual assessment of the property as outlined in the formerly titled ASTM Continue Reading…

Indoor Air Pollution – The Possible Symptoms, Effects, and Sources of Indoor Air Pollution at Your Industrial Facility

Indoor air pollutants is one of the worst environmental problem we have in the United States. The effects of indoor air pollution can be short term eye and throat irritation or long term effects like respiratory disease and cancer. Some air pollution can even cause death. An Industrial Health and Safety Consultant can test your facility for Continue Reading…

Creating and Managing An Environmental Remediation Plan That Keeps Your Business In Compliance

Environmental remediation is providing a remedy for an environmental problem. Maybe your company needs to remove contaminants from groundwater or needs to clean up after an oil spill. The goal is to restore contaminated sites or resources back to a level that is safe for people and animals. Environmental remediation can be a complex and Continue Reading…

CLEANUP TECHNOLOGIES SERIES: Air Stripping

EPA’s Technology Innovation and Field Services Division developed A Citizen’s Guide Series to Cleanup Technologies. The guide is a set of 22 guides summarizing cleanup methods, designed to help Remedial Project Managers and Community Involvement Coordinators explain complicated technologies to the public using basic terms in an easy-to-read style. Each guide helps answer the following questions… What is it? How Continue Reading…

CLEANUP TECHNOLOGIES SERIES: Activated Carbon Treatment

EPA’s Technology Innovation and Field Services Division developed A Citizen’s Guide Series to Cleanup Technologies.  The guide is a set of 22 guides summarizing cleanup methods, designed to help Remedial Project Managers and Community Involvement Coordinators explain complicated technologies to the public using basic terms in an easy-to-read style. Each guide helps answer the following questions… What is it? Continue Reading…

Emergency Response Plans: Your Continued Business Depends On It!

Last year a Kansas refiner had to pay $2M in fines and reimbursement costs for a 2007 oil spill. Per the EPA, the company discharged about 2,145 barrels of crude oil, diesel fuel, and oil water from it’s refinery into a nearby river during a flood on July 1, 2007. The company will also have Continue Reading…