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  • Environmental Tracers: An Underutilized Tool in Environmental Consulting?

    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?

      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.

    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

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  • BSTI Welcomes New Talent – Robert Smith, Holly Frantz and Chris Lott

    We are pleased to announce that we have gained three great new team members here at BSTI – Robert Smith, Holly Frantz and Chris Lott! Our new geologist, Robert Smith, joins us after graduating from Lehigh University. Native to Upstate New York, Robert brings a background in Earth and Environmental Science to BSTI and has… Read More

  • Tripp Fischer Attending Pennsylvania Society Events in NYC

    On December 1st & 2nd, 2017, Tripp Fischer heads to New York City to attend a series of events of The Pennsylvania Society. As stated by The Pennsylvania Society, these events celebrate Pennsylvania’s vital and long-standing leadership in economic and industrial life of the nation.   Joining the West Chester University Foundation and Chester County… Read More

  • BSTI to Facilitate Group Meetings at ASTM October 2017 Committee Week

    From October 11th to 12th, BSTI’s Tripp Fischer and Nora Pearse-Nimmerichter head to New Orleans to attend the ASTM E50 Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action Conference during the ASTM October 2017 Committee Week. The pair will facilitate the group meetings of the ASTM International New Standard Guide for Sediment Corrective Action Task Group.  … Read More

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  • Planning for and Response to Catastrophic Events at Contaminated Sites

    New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: Site Remediation and Waste Management Program – June 2016 Proper planning for catastrophic events can result in less significant impacts, including personal injuries/deaths, property damage, economic-production time losses, and resources dedicated to recovery efforts. Proper planning can also eliminate and/or reduce the unintended release of contaminants and impacts to… Read More

  • Growing Vulnerability: Facing Natural Hazard-Related Environmental Liability

      NJ Municipalities: Official Publication of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities – November 2015 Worsening natural hazards are resulting in increased environmental liability. This article discusses how local governments can take common sense steps to limit their risk. Link: http://njmmagazine.org/issues/2015/2015-11/ PDF: Click here to open Share This:

  • Vulnerability Assessment of Hazardous Materials Installations in Coastal Delaware

    2014 This report presents an assessment of the vulnerability of hazardous materials installations in Delaware to sea level rise. Not publicly available. Please contact nsanatella@bstiweb.com for more information. This publication is the combined effort of our BSTI people along with various other groups. Through collaboration, we are able to enrich the world with knowledge that… Read More

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  • Environmental Tracers: An Underutilized Tool in Environmental Consulting?

    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

News & Events

  • BSTI Welcomes New Talent – Robert Smith, Holly Frantz and Chris Lott

    We are pleased to announce that we have gained three great new team members here at BSTI – Robert Smith, Holly Frantz and Chris Lott! Our new geologist, Robert Smith, joins us after graduating from Lehigh University. Native to Upstate New York, Robert brings a background in Earth and Environmental Science to BSTI and has… Read More

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