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Brownfields to Breweries

July 8, 2022

The craft beer movement launched in the late 1980s and early 1990s as homebrewing became more mainstream. The industry continues to experience a nationwide surge in popularity, and Michigan breweries are no exception. Today, Michigan ranks fourth in the U.S. for total number of breweries (400); as a reference point, New York ranks first with

A Logical Approach to Environmental Consulting

July 5, 2022

Envirologic was founded by our CEO, Jeff Hawkins, in 1989. At the time, Jeff was 28 years old with five years working in the environmental consulting industry under his belt. He had no experience running a company — only a passion for his craft and the desire to do right by his customers. When deciding

Supporting the Nationwide Expansion of Michigan Companies

June 28, 2022

Southwest Michigan has been an integral part of Envirologic’s success throughout the 33 years we’ve been in business. It’s not just that our office is headquartered in the vibrant city of Kalamazoo — we are deeply rooted in these communities through our memberships with local organizations and sponsorships of public events and initiatives. Many of

Our New Website is LIVE!

June 23, 2022

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The primary purpose for redesigning the site is to provide our clients with improved access to the information they expect from our team of professionals. Additionally, we’ve enhanced and improved many of the webpages our clients visit most often, including our project examples, services,

Evaluating the GSI Pathway

June 16, 2022

When a contaminated site is located near a surface water body, there is a risk of contaminants in groundwater migrating into a lake or stream. If this is a potential route of conveyance, the Groundwater Surface Water Interface (GSI) pathway is taken into consideration during an exposure pathway evaluation. Since contaminant concentrations in groundwater do

When Should the Incremental Sampling Method be Used?

June 8, 2022

Common practice for soil sampling is to collect a discrete sample (soil from a known location and depth) from a few points and compare the analytical data to exposure criteria. In particular situations, discrete sampling is biased and not reproducible. For instance, if a soil sample is analyzed for arsenic and the aliquot of soil

Proud To Be a Small Business

May 31, 2022

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) recognizes Envirologic as a “Certified Small Business.” This designation is awarded to small businesses across the state that have fewer than 500 employees, have an annual gross revenue equal to or less than $25,000,000, and are headquartered in Michigan. According to SBAM, a small business certification “offers credibility and opens up

Defining a NAPL Body

May 24, 2022

During an environmental investigation, contaminant exposure risk is evaluated through several pathways. These exposure pathways include: drinking water, direct contact, groundwater/surface water interface (GSI), and particulate or vapor inhalation. A conceptual site model (CSM), which is used to visualize the various exposure pathways that are applicable to a facility, is constructed through site characterization via

EPA Awards $1.5M to Michigan Communities to Tackle Brownfield Sites

May 13, 2022

On May 12th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the award of $254 million in Cleanup, Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Grants to tackle the staggering number of brownfield sites across the country. Nationwide, 265 communities will benefit from these funds. “With today’s announcement, we’re turning blight into might for communities across America,” said

Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA)

May 12, 2022

A Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA), sometimes called a Desktop Review, is one of several products that Envirologic offers to help our clients meet their specific environmental due diligence needs. Alternatives to a RSRA include a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and an Environmental Transaction Screen, both of which offer different advantages. The

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