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Mining Better Data at Lower Cost — Fully Grouted Piezometers Valuable for Groundwater Investigation at Mines 

Water is a critical resource for mine operations.  Hydrogeologic assessments help mine operators understand potential water supplies available and how to convey that supply to where it’s needed. Thorough characterization of groundwater conditions is particularly important when a groundwater computer model must be developed for mine permitting purposes. Without the right technology and expertise, these …

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Why a Multiple Lines of Evidence Assessment is the Best Approach to Demonstrate Plume Capture for Groundwater Remediation Systems

You are the environmental manager of a property where your company’s past business practices have impacted groundwater quality.  These impacts may have originated from leaking underground storage tanks, inadequately lined (or unlined) process or liquid waste storage ponds, drywells, or waste injection wells for example.  Under regulatory agency oversight and approval, you have identified and …

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What’s the Best Environmental Drilling Technology for My Project?

How do you select the best environmental drilling technology for monitoring well and soil sampling? Here’s an overview of applications and advantages of six common drilling methods.

4 Strategies in Environmental Remediation: A Case Study in CERCLA and RCRA Processes Including Closure and Delisting

Remedial investigations and cleanup actions at federal and state hazardous waste sites are a complex, lengthy, and expensive endeavor. Environmental, Health, and Safety Managers can’t afford to go it alone.  By working with a team of experienced environmental consultants, responsible parties can proactively manage their risk, reduce long-term liability, and control the cost of environmental …

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Four Issues Unique to the Environmental Protection of Native Lands 

Native land matters are complicated and unique, especially when it comes to environmental protection.  It’s difficult to find environmental consultants who can navigate the complex regulatory framework while protecting the interests of the tribe.  Environmental investigation and remediation activities at culturally significant project locations require an added level of discriminating and subtle effort that only …

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Remediation System Optimization: When Is It Time to Evaluate your Existing Remediation System?

Is your remediation system performing at its peak?  Is it costing you more than it should in operations and labor costs?  Environmental managers often struggle with tight budgets and limited resources.  Answering these questions can result in innovative solutions for improving performance and reaching site closure quickly, efficiently, and in a cost-effective way.  In this blog, Project Engineer Ross Horton offers practical …

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How to Obtain Regulatory Approval of a Monitored Natural Attenuation Remedy

Regulatory agency approval of monitored natural attenuation (MNA) as the chosen remediation method for groundwater at your contaminated site can mean a significant savings in cleanup costs.  How do you go about effectively convincing regulatory agencies that MNA is an appropriate remedy for your site?    In this blog, Senior Hydrogeologist Stacia Prazen explains how …

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What Stakeholders Should Know About Upcoming PFAS Regulations

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances are a large family of thousands of chemicals consisting of varying degrees of chemical properties and potential risks to human health. PFAS’s persistence in the environment is due to widespread use in industrial processes, firefighting foams, and consumer products. Toxicological studies within the last decade have raised concerns regarding PFAS …

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Why Securing Water Resources is an Urgent Priority for Land Development

The southwestern U.S. is facing a dire water crisis. Yet, the pace of recent land development in the region has drastically increased. Real estate investors, land developers, ranchers, farmers, urban planners, and other large groundwater users are urgently working to secure water resources for long term stability.  Where does that leave you?  In this blog, …

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