Taking A Pro-Active Approach to Emerging Contaminants


By: Simon Hunt

What are emerging contaminants and should I be concerned about them? If you don’t take a pro-active management approach – then the answer is probably yes.

Significant costs are being incurred by corporates, industry and developers managing emerging contaminants – these range from Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and other product formulations with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), asbestos and silica dust, and methamphetamine in residential buildings. Some might argue that these compounds, formulations and contaminants have ...

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Preparing for a Profitable Exit during All Phases of a Deal: a Case Study


By: Amy Bauer

Client Description

The Client: a private equity firm that focuses on making investments in lower middle-market growth companies with enterprise values of $30MM to $125MM across a variety of industry sectors including value-added distribution, specialized light manufacturing, and business and industrial services.

Project Objective

The initial goal of the project was to assist the client with environmental due diligence in their acquisition of a leading provider of eyewear and eye care accessory products and supplies in the United States and Europe. ...

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Sustainable Remediation


By: Tom Silverman

Sustainable remediation (or “Green Remediation”) can be broadly defined as a remedy or combination of remedies that benefit human health and the environment through sensible use of limited resources (Sustainable Remediation Forum, March 2014). Sustainable remediation is important because remediation activities result in environmental impacts, including energy use, air and water emissions, and waste disposal.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) defines Sustainable Remediation as including the practice of considering all environmental effects of implementing a remedy ...

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EHS Support Presents at Air and Waste Management Association’s (AWMA) Oil and Gas Environmental Compliance Conference

EHS Support’s Technical Experts, Tom Silverman, Remediation Service Line Leader and Tom Biksey, Risk Assessment Service Line Leader, gave presentations to the attendees of the Air and Waste Management Association’s (AWMA) Oil & Gas Conference in May.

A brief overview of each of the topics presented is outlined below:

Drilling Mud and Cuttings Assessment and Management Options Evaluation

Drilling muds and cuttings are a major waste stream produced during upstream oil and gas development with strict regulatory requirements often resulting in high cost ...

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Expanding Our Roots


By: Kenny Ogilvie

As we knock on the door of the spring season, EHS Support is proud to welcome you to our blog. Here’s where you’ll find your only source for important industry related environmental management information, insight to innovative approaches to projects and challenges, and an inside look at our staff and the EHS Support culture. From explorations of our unique virtual communications model to interviews with our Technical Experts (yes, we have some wildly interesting people running around here!) ...

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