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Celebrating All Women

March 29, 2022

Because of societal “norms,” men tended to be recognized and provided the opportunity to “make” history more than women. My mom was a perfect example of this, as my dad was a prominent doctor in our town while she raised our family and ran the household. I am not taking anything away from my dad’s

Once in a lifetime investment in brownfields

The Infrastructure Law is Investing $1.5 Billion in Brownfield Revitalization

March 23, 2022

In December 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law would provide $1.5 billion in funding through their Brownfields Program. This funding will bring direct grants and technical assistance to communities, states, tribes, and nonprofits to assess and clean up contaminated land through a competitive application process. The EPA provides

Women's History Month, Celebrating Women in Science & Engineering

Celebrating Women in Science & Engineering

March 21, 2022

Women have always made an impact in the sciences, but we haven’t always celebrated their important discoveries, contributions, and accomplishments. During Women’s History Month, Envirologic would like to spotlight a few you may not know who have impacted the environmental and earth sciences. Ellen Swallow Richards, born in 1842, was trained as a chemist and the

Coal Fired Power Plants: Decommissioning, Remediation and Redevelopment

March 17, 2022

There has been a lot in the news lately regarding how we generate electricity to power our lives. It has become apparent that the energy sector is pivoting away from the reliance on coal for electricity while emphasizing other power sources such as natural gas and wind. Political perspective notwithstanding, many coal-fired power plants have

Evaluating Environmental Risk – Part Four

March 11, 2022

Demonstrating compliance with ongoing “due care” obligations is a requirement for owners and operators of contaminated property and is also a necessary requirement for maintaining liability protection afforded through a Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA). Due care requirements apply to liable and non-liable owners and operators alike and generally focus on preventing unacceptable exposures to contamination and

Evaluating Environmental Risk – Part Three

March 9, 2022

When a property is determined to have contaminants present in excess of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Residential cleanup criteria, the property meets the definition of either a Facility or Site as defined by Part 201 or Part 213 of NREPA. The preparation and disclosure of a Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) provides

Evaluating Environmental Risk – Part Two

March 7, 2022

If a recognized environmental condition (REC), or a potential for contamination, has been identified through a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), a Phase II ESA may be conducted to confirm the presence of contamination associated with the identified REC. During the Phase II ESA, samples of various media (soil, groundwater, soil-gas) may be collected

Evaluating Environmental Risk – Part One

March 5, 2022

The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a multi-faceted assessment of a property that provides a comprehensive evaluation of the environmental concerns and is most often used at the time of a real estate transaction. Envirologic performs each Phase I ESA in accordance with a nationally recognized standard developed by the American Society for

The Role of an Environmental Consultant

March 1, 2022

So you’re a consultant, what does that mean? What do you do? Why would I need your services? These are just a few questions Envirologic is asked when introducing ourselves as environmental consultants. In the following article, these questions and more are answered. What are Environmental Consultants? Consultants are experts in their respective fields; some

Emerging Contaminants

Emerging Contaminants – What You Should Know

February 22, 2022

Advances in testing and research have discovered chemicals in our environment that were previously thought to be absent. These chemicals are referred to as emerging contaminants (ECs). ECs encompass many different categories of synthetic and naturally occurring chemicals including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, persistent pollutants, pesticides, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, nanomaterials, and various other substances. These

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