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Deliberate Tracers in Groundwater: Collecting direct evidence to reduce regulatory and legal liability.

Posted on August 14, 2018 by BSTI in Field Services, Remediation, Scientific Research & Problem Solving, Uncategorized

When there are high stakes riding on your understanding of groundwater transport, routine characterization data and literature values may not provide the level of site specific understanding you need to make decisions.  Collecting direct evidence for how groundwater and any associated compounds of concern move in an aquifer can provide needed assurance in cases when… Read More

Environmental Tracers: An Underutilized Tool in Environmental Consulting?

Posted on April 06, 2018 by BSTI in Field Services, Helpful Resources, Remediation, Scientific Research & Problem Solving, Services, Shared Expertise, Technical Writing

I consider myself lucky to have come to environmental consulting through a couple of academic research detours; first at Columbia University in NYC then Southern Methodist University in Dallas. During my time at Columbia I worked with the Environmental Tracer Group within the Geochemistry department a Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO).  This was a great… Read More

What Might Site-Specific Soil Standards for PFOA Look Like?

Posted on January 22, 2018 by BSTI in Field Services, Remediation, Scientific Research & Problem Solving, Shared Expertise, Technical Writing

  The State of New Jersey recently adopted what is currently the lowest drinking water quality criteria (maximum contaminant level or MCL) in the country for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) at 0.014 µg/l or 14 parts per trillion (ppt). This MCL is a health-based value developed by the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute and is… Read More

Plastic Free July Challenge:
Reduce. Reuse. Rehydrate.

Posted on July 12, 2017 by BSTI in Extra, Special Interest

Happy Plastic Free July! Will you take the challenge? This month, we’re reminded of the importance of taking care of our world by reducing our use of disposable plastics. Did you know that over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century? According to EcoWatch, this… Read More

Help It or Hurt It: How are Environmental Matters Going to Affect Your Growth or Exit Strategy?

Posted on June 02, 2017 by BSTI in Environmental Liability Protection, Field Services, Helpful Resources, Manufacturing/Industry, Real Estate Consulting, Real Estate Stakeholders, Remediation, Scientific Research & Problem Solving

  How can foresight and management of environmental matters be leveraged for better outcomes in business mergers, acquisitions and facility divestitures? Gain useful insight in the slideshow below from our presentation at the Eastern Energy Expo: Help It or Hurt It: How are Environmental Matters Going to Affect Your Growth or Exit Strategy? from John Kollmeier… Read More

Groundwater and Your Business: Learn Why You Should Be Celebrating Protect Your Groundwater Day

Posted on September 06, 2016 by BSTI in Environmental Liability Protection, Helpful Resources, Manufacturing/Industry, Real Estate Stakeholders, Remediation

Co-written by:   September 6, 2016, just happens to be “Protect Your Groundwater Day!” Created by the National Groundwater Association (NGWA), Protect Your Groundwater Day is a day for everyone to celebrate the importance of groundwater and the impact it has on our everyday lives. So just what is groundwater and why is it important… Read More

Who, What, When, Where & Why: Environmental Forensics

Posted on July 07, 2016 by Nicholas Santella in Legal Counsel, Scientific Research & Problem Solving, Shared Expertise

  Questions regarding environmental forensics will come up at some level in almost every environmental project. This can range from drawing conclusions about a release from a UST system to sophisticated analysis of large environmental datasets collected specifically to identify contributions from multiple sources. The purpose of forensic interpretation is to tell a story. The… Read More

The Importance of Reusable Water Bottles

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Vicki Charles in Extra

  How are you hydrating this summer? It’s hot out. Really hot. And it’s getting hotter with July just around the corner. As a fair-skinned and freckled person, I know some of the major dangers of this hot weather. My daily checklist looks something like this: Sunglasses 50+ Sunscreen Glamorous, yet practical summer hat  … Read More

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