For the environmental remediation professional, this is a very interesting time. The surge of interest in emerging contaminants and especially perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances is immense and can be confusing for even the seasoned professional. The analogy of many blindfolded people trying to identify the elephant as a whole from touching one small part of the animal is very accurate in this situation. The first indication of confusion or misunderstanding about these compounds is the terminologies used. You will…Read more..
The safety of our drinking water should be a top priority. After all, only 1% of our planet’s water is actually suitable for drinking. Events in our own country illustrate the importance of having clean water available to us. From the crisis in Flint, Michigan to the countless spills of hazardous waste that occur around the U.S., we need to be doing more to ensure our citizens have access to this most basic life source. While we often focus on…Read more..
In today’s world of modern industry, environmental remediation services are more important than ever. It’s estimated that 80% of the nation’s hazardous waste sites have negatively impacted the quality of the surrounding groundwater, which in turn can affect the health of local residents, crops, and wildlife. But in order to complete a remediation project properly, you’re going to need the right tools. Here are some of the most common and effective groundwater remediation equipment rentals that will help you get…Read more..
Shockingly enough, only 3% of the Earth’s water is freshwater. This means that in addition to all the salt water out there, there are also plenty of contaminants that are floating around our drinking water, and polluted water is no one’s friend. From residential groundwater pollution and to environmental remediation, it is important to have clean water to prevent disease from spreading. There are plenty of reasons why you should invest in water treatment, and here we have explained them…Read more..
Dewatering is the process of removing water from solid material or from soil using various methods. Those methods include wet classification, centrifugation, and filtration. Construction dewatering projects use more or less the same process, but in those cases, contaminated groundwater is usually being removed from a construction site so work can occur. If you’re asking “what is construction dewatering?” and wondering why it’s used, here’s a basic guide to the entire process. How common are construction dewatering projects? Construction dewatering…Read more..
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency is starting to worry New Jersey environmentalists. Scott Pruitt has a reputation for aggressively fighting President Barack Obama’s attempts to limit climate change nationwide. The Oklahoma lawyer was the leader behind Republican efforts to thwart the Obama administration’s key environmental plan, meant to fight climate change. Pruitt has consistently argued that the federal government does not have a responsibility to address climate change and all these decisions should…Read more..
Ever wondered the journey a drop of water takes in order to end up splashing out of your sink? The water treatment process is often extensive, thorough, and complex, with remediation and environmental cleanup services generating an estimated $18 billion annually in the U.S. What is groundwater? Groundwater is water located under the earth’s surface — it fills the pores in the ground and typically requires less treatment than lake water and river water, because it has already been filtered.…Read more..
Industries and corporations in the United States are often under strict state and federal rules about safe production practices and how they dispose of waste materials. Unfortunately, sometimes leaks and spills occur, and hazardous materials can seep into nearby groundwater sources. When this occurs, groundwater remediation takes place. Groundwater remediation is practiced in order to remove pollution from groundwater — which is water that is present below the surface and which saturates the porous subsurface. Groundwater accounts for an estimated…Read more..
It doesn’t surprise anyone that water is essential to our daily lives, but even more important is the need for clean water. An estimated 40% of the population of the United States relies on groundwater for their drinking water, and groundwater accounts for 95% of the country’s fresh drinking water sources. As a result, water treatment processes have to work hard to ensure that the water we rely on for drinking has been cleaned of harmful substances. These efforts also…Read more..