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A 7-step executive summary of EPA recommendations to reduce lead in drinking water in schools

Posted on August 05, 2019 by BSTI in Uncategorized

The EPA is responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation’s drinking water in public water supplies. The EPA estimates that approximately 8,000 schools and child care facilities maintain their own water supply and are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). There are approximately 98,000 public schools and 500,000 child-care facilities not regulated… Read More

Ten Insider Tips to Reduce Your Environmental Remediation System Operations and Maintenance Costs

Posted on April 11, 2019 by BSTI in Uncategorized

So, you’ve just spent a lot of time and money designing and installing that in-situ environmental remediation system at your facility.  You were assured that the system will remove contaminants from the soil, soil gas and/or groundwater but it will take a few years or more to achieve regulatory endpoints.  At least the big headaches… Read More

12 Best Practices To Avoid Pipeline Construction Environmental Shut-Downs and Fines

Posted on April 08, 2019 by BSTI in Uncategorized

Since 2005, innovative technologies such as hydraulic fracturing (i.e., fracking) and directional drilling (trenchless technologies) have made it possible to access valuable hydrocarbon resources from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus and Utica shale deposits. Domestic natural gas production has increased to the point that Pennsylvania produces 19% of the total output; which ranks #2 behind only Texas (24%)…. Read More

Ten Insider Tips of an Outstanding Environmental Consulting Firm

Posted on February 26, 2019 by BSTI in Uncategorized

They understand their client’s business interests One of the most critical errors environmental consultants can make is immediately getting lost in the technical and regulatory details of a project without ever fully understanding the business goals of their client. Oftentimes, the client will not know what affect the details of their business, business dealings, interests,… Read More

Ten Insider Tips for Reducing Environmental Risk in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Posted on February 26, 2019 by BSTI in Uncategorized

When buying or selling commercial and industrial real estate, stakeholders often conduct a wide range of inspections and inquiries as part of their due diligence.  Legal, financial, zoning, permitting, and environmental risk are all typically considered. This article will offer tips for buyers and sellers when conducting environmental due diligence. Why Conduct Environmental Due Diligence… 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

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