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EnSafe Offers Unique Expertise in Retiring Fossil Fuel Plants

The retirement of fossil fuel plants is a multifaceted process driven by a combination of environmental, economic, regulatory, and societal factors.  Retirement typically is achieved using a four-step process of decommissioning, deactivation, decontamination, and demolition- or as the process is most referred — “D4.”  Consulting firms such as EnSafe become an essential element in the […]

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Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Solutions

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) with engineering projects has become an increasingly exciting prospect. AI can help EnSafe deliver our projects in a faster, more efficient manner, and we are underscoring our commitment to implementing the best available technology through the creation of an AI Workgroup, which has been […]

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Interview with Engineering Team: Implementing Innovative Remediation Strategies

Client/Site: EnPro/Central Moloney Inc. Site, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Project Description: EnSafe was tasked in 2019 with assessing and improving a groundwater pump and treat system, initially installed in 2013 following a Remedial Action Decision Document (RADD) from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) in 2007. Since 2020, EnSafe has completed several upgrades and optimizations, […]

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EPA Issues Notice for Mandatory PFAS-Related Chromium Questionnaire

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investigating a potential correlation between chromium and PFAS contamination. Notices have been issued to wastewater facilities engaged in specific chromium-related metal finishing and electroplating activities, mandating their participation in a Chromium Finishing Questionnaire. The completion deadline for this questionnaire is set for March 1. USEPA Chromium Questionnaire Information According […]

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Escalating Demands for Sustainability Standards in Engineering and Environmental Practices

The expectation for engineering and environmental firms to include sustainability components in their projects is increasingly standard practice. More Requests for Proposals (RFPs) include requirements including green building certifications, energy efficiency targets, renewable energy integration, and others as public and private organizations alike prioritize environmentally responsible practices. Several factors contribute to this trend: Global Emphasis […]

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TSCA Update – EPA Finalizes PFAS Reporting Rule – October 2023

On October 11, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule requiring that manufacturers (including importers) of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) report information related to chemical identity, use and volume since 2011.  The initial reporting period begins in November 2024. This broad-reaching reporting rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), will impact […]

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ASHRAE Approves Groundbreaking New Standard

During the pandemic, many employers were faced with the daunting task of preparing their facilities for employees returning to the workplace.  As we all navigated the ‘new normal’ of living and working in the COVID-19 era, controls such as social distancing, face coverings, reduced occupancy, and more frequent and robust cleaning regiments were implemented to […]

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What It Takes to Obtain a “No Further Action” Letter

For many contaminated properties, a “No Further Action” letter signifies years of continuous remediation efforts, as was the case for EnSafe’s diligent remedial efforts at a former automotive parts distribution facility since 2007. EnSafe earned a “No Further Action” letter on behalf of our client, Abston and Abston Realty, from the Tennessee Department of Environment […]

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How to Mitigate Vapor Intrusion (Part 3)

As we learned in Part 1, vapor intrusion (VI) is the migration of chemical vapors into a building from its subsurface (beneath its foundation). The vapors may originate from contamination within soil, groundwater, or other sources (for example, petroleum free product around a nearby underground storage tank). Part 2 addressed the identification of potential risks […]

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Anticipating Health Safety Hazards in Shipyard Environments

Whether you’re a contractor hired to do work at a shipyard, a shipyard employee, or a crewmember on a ship, you should be aware of the unique dangers lurking in shipyard environments. Protecting workers’ health in these distinct settings requires expertise in all areas of industrial hygiene and safety and an acute awareness of both […]

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