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Solving Complex Environmental Problems #17 – Forensic Assessment Through Groundwater Dating Negates Remediation

Posted on August 25, 2021 by Cheryl Grant in Uncategorized

BSTI was hired to assist with a former gas station which has been an open LUST site since the 1980s.  Benzene impacts were present in groundwater and in the Site’s potable well. The client’s scope of work included additional soil and groundwater characterization to be followed by remedial pilot testing and ultimately full-scale remediation. However,… Read More

Twelve Best Practices to Avoid Pipeline Construction Shutdowns and Fines by Tony Finding, BSTI’s VP and Chief Operating Officer

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Cheryl Grant in Uncategorized

Tony Finding, BSTI’s VP and Chief Operating Officer authored the article “The Twelve Best Practices to Avoid Pipeline Construction Shutdowns and Fines” which was featured in the NASTT publication Trenchless for Gas Infrastructure. In this article, Tony identifies some of the more common causes of environmental, regulatory and permit violations that can result in work… Read More

BSTI’s Green Remedy Helps Client Save Money and Avoid Permit Violations at a Wastewater Treatment Plant Spray Irrigation Field

Posted on November 13, 2020 by Cheryl Grant in Uncategorized

BSTI was asked by the operator of a wastewater treatment plant to explore options that would mitigate the diminishing capacity of an existing spray irrigation field. Over time, the diminishing capacity of the spray irrigation field was creating operational issues and exposing the operator to potential violations of their Water Quality Management Permit. The spray… Read More

How Planning for Projects with Impacted Soils and Materials Can Alleviate Project Delays

Posted on June 15, 2020 by Ethan Prout in Uncategorized

If you are in the construction or redevelopment business, you already know how frustrating and costly construction delays can be when unplanned environmental issues arise. The discovery of soils and/or materials impacted with regulated substances can pose a safety concern for workers, shut down tight schedules and throw budgets into chaos. We frequently get calls… Read More

Solving Complex Environmental Problems #14 BSTI’s Ingenuity Saves Client Substantial Costs after a PFAS Release

Posted on May 26, 2020 by John Kollmeier in Uncategorized

A client experienced an accidental release of fire suppression foam containing C6 PFAS compounds in one of their facilities and was paying exorbitant fees to emergency response clean-up crews. Aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) was released into floor drains that normally led to the sanitary sewer. In this emergency event, diversion valves were actuated to… Read More

Solving Complex Environmental Problems Post #12, Keeping Well-Informed with Dynamic Regulatory Changes Helps Client and Project Succeed

Posted on March 19, 2020 by John Kollmeier in Uncategorized

The Problem A multi-unit residential building in an urban setting was in the process of being purchased in a real estate transaction. A review of historic environmental reports and documents identified a former underground heating oil storage tank (UST) that existed under the basement concrete slab. The UST was closed-in-place, but historic investigation and soil… Read More

Solving Complex Environmental Problems Post #7 Astute pivot in remedial strategy saves client significant time and money

Posted on December 10, 2019 by John Kollmeier in Uncategorized

The Problem An office building owner switched their fuel source from heating oil to propane resulting in the removal of their 1,000-gallon heating oil underground storage tank (UST). As excavation of the UST proceeded, signs that the tank had been leaking became evident. The unearthed steel tank showed holes and pitting from corrosion. Stained soils,… Read More

Solving Complex Environmental Problems #5 Anti-Fouling Agents to Reduce O&M Costs and Increase LNAPL Recovery

Posted on November 06, 2019 by John Kollmeier in Uncategorized

BSTI was the provider of in-situ remediation services for a large-scale subsurface release of diesel fuel at an electrical generating station. Water table depression pumps were installed in four large-diameter recovery wells to control the migration of diesel fuel and to create a cone of capture in the aquifer to promote LNAPL recovery. BSTI personnel… Read More

Solving Complex Environmental Problems #4: Using Cutting Edge Science to Avoid Ongoing Remediation

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Tripp Fischer in Uncategorized

BSTI uses a science-based approach to close a site with LNAPL, save our client money and re-start a stalled real estate transaction. The Problem A release from a 30,000-gallon underground storage tank resulted in a body of diesel fuel above and below the water table (commonly referred to as light non-aqueous phase liquid or LNAPL). … Read More

BSTI gets physically challenged people up and moving on adaptive exercise equipment

Posted on September 17, 2019 by BSTI in Uncategorized

BSTI’s major charity contribution this year was to the IM Able Foundation. The mission of the IM ABLE Foundation is to remove obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities from being physically active. Recently IM Able organized a competitive duathlon race in Wyomissing PA as one of their annual fund raising events. A duathlon combines… Read More

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