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

    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?

    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

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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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