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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

The Challenge of Repurposing Contaminated Land

Environmental Construction Managment

February 10, 2022

Today’s construction industry faces a multitude of new and potentially challenging issues. One such challenge is the use and repurposing of contaminated land for building and development. When performing construction and demolition planning, and implementation activities on these properties, it is imperative that the potential for environmental hazards and chemical exposures associated with this work

Managing Risks, Protecting Assets

Managing Risks, Protecting Assests

February 1, 2022

A vital part of successfully running a company is ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. This is important for asset preservation, risk management and reduction, employee and public health, and protection of the environment. Failing to remain in compliance can result in a loss of customer confidence or loyalty, lost efficiencies, damage to

Top Four Articles of 2021

The Best of 2021!

January 25, 2022

What did our clients and website visitors read on our site last year? A collection of interesting articles, full of useful information — but there were four articles that enjoyed the highest readership: Asbestos Misconceptions The Reason Behind Our Stress-Reliever Frogs Phase I Environmental Site Assessments: 2021 Update Underground Storage Tank Removal and Closure Process

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