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Using GIS To Decipher Large-Scale Remediation Projects
Environmental Remediation

 

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Using GIS To Decipher Large-Scale Remediation Projects

In support of an enormous brownfields redevelopment effort, EnviroAnalytics Group (EAG) is implementing the investigation and remediation of a 3,000-acre former steel plant property in Sparrows Point, Md., also dubbed "the Site." The Site, which is owned by Tradepoint Atlantic (TPA), is located along the Patapsco River near the Port of Baltimore, and features a combination of access routes to a deep water port, extensive railways, and highways including the… Read more
Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop: 'Carry On Regardless'
Environmental Remediation

Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop: 'Carry On Regardless'

Despite the cloud of uncertainty around federal funding, there's a mood pervading that mostly consists of "carry on regardless." At the recent Eighth Annual Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop, organized by BCONE (Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast), there was a demonstration that a continuing interest in environmentally responsible urban redevelopment is alive and well. One theme was the role of major corporations, continuing remediation work within the existing regulatory framework and… Read more
Green Remediation: A Holistic Approach
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Green Remediation: A Holistic Approach

Each decision made during the cleanup of contaminated properties has an impact on our natural environment and our future well-being. Environmental professionals make choices throughout the lifecycle of investigation/cleanup projects that affect more than just the removal of contaminants from the ground. These decisions also affect air emissions, water resources, land and ecosystems, energy requirements, materials consumption and long-term sustainability. Considering the environmental impacts of remedial activities at every stage… Read more
A Green Cleanup That’s ‘Tree-mendous’
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A Green Cleanup That’s ‘Tree-mendous’

A site cleanup protects human health and the environment, provides reuse options for the land, creates jobs and reduces sprawl. However, a raised awareness to climate change is forcing individuals to step back and look at the potential unintended consequences from site cleanups. Cleanup activities use energy, water and material resources to achieve their objectives. The process of cleanup therefore creates an environmental footprint of its own. To address this… Read more
(Land)Banking on Execution, Vision
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(Land)Banking on Execution, Vision

In Cleveland, Ohio, a 22-acre industrial property—the former home to a steel plant—was not a site for the faint of heart. And, it was definitely not a sight for sore eyes. It was far from it. Midland Steel, which for decades had owned and operated the plant, had vacated the property in 2004 after filing for bankruptcy. What Midland Steel left in its wake were a host of environmental issues… Read more

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