01 January 2010

Written by Steve Henshaw, President & CEO, EnviroForensics in collaboration with Justin Gifford, General Counsel, EnviroForensics As seen in the January 2010 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version Opening up Google, a newspaper, turning on the radio or catching the evening news is sure to expose you to...

01 December 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, President and CEO of EnviroForensics and PolicyFind As seen in the December 2009 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version You can tell a lot about a drycleaner’s operation by the way that he conducts housekeeping. That is to say that if a drycleaner keeps...

01 November 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics in collaboration with Konrad Banaszak, PhD; CPG-Chief Scientist EnviroForensics As seen in the November 2009, Western Cleaner and Launderer Issue. PDF Version Selecting an environmental consultant is a business decision that should be more like selecting a personal doctor than selecting...

01 September 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the September 2009 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version I heard from some readers that my last few articles were a little too technical and in addressing those comments, I’ve decided to go back to basics. That...

01 August 2009

Written By Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO of EnviroForensics As seen in the August 2009 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version For years, environmental scientists and engineers have been promoting the notion of using microorganisms to degrade chlorinated volatile organic compounds (e.g. Perc and associated breakdown products)...

01 July 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, President and CEO of EnviroForensics. As seen in the July 2009 Issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer. PDF Version Last month the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) hosted two Vapor Intrusion Workshops.  While we recognize that not all of the readers care about more strict California...

02 June 2009

Written By Steve Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO of EnviroForensics and PolicyFind Drycleaners News June 2009 Issue PDF Version How many drycleaners do you know who own their business and building? Some drycleaners may have thought they had an asset, only to find out that the building is contaminated and...

02 May 2009

Written By Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the May 2009 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer. PDF Version Dating back to March 1992when the California Regional Water Quality Control Board published a report entitled, “Dry Cleaners – A Major Source of PCE in Groundwater,” the...

02 March 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO of EnviroForensics & PolicyFind As seen in the March 2009 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer March, 2009 PDF Version “Water runs downhill.”  That old catch phrase is true.  A hydrogeologist, however, is more likely to say that groundwater runs downgradient.  What’s...

02 February 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the February 2009 Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version In past articles, we discussed the difference between Phase I and Phase II investigations.  A Phase I generally refers to a due diligence evaluation that address the past land uses...

02 January 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO, Enviroforensics As seen in the January 2009 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version Selecting a remedial technology could be the most important decision you could make.  So how does one go about selecting a cleanup approach and what factors come into...

01 December 2008

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the December 2008 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version Most drycleaners have heard the dreaded phrase, “They did a Phase I.”   From this point you are waiting on pins and needles to hear what the results would...

02 November 2008

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO of EnviroForensics As seen in the November 2008 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version What is It? Vapor intrusion is the migration of volatile chemicals, primarily volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) from the subsurface into overlying buildings. Vapor intrusion requires three...

01 October 2008

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the October 2008 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version Over the past few years, Randy Wendt, the editor of Western Cleaners and Launderers, and I have talked about various environmental issues that threaten the financial viability...

24 July 2008

Insurance Coverage and State Funds Published in Fabricare July/August 2008 PDF Version With more than 25 years of experience, Stephen Henshaw, President of EnviroForensics®, a national environmental engineering firm specializing in remediation for drycleaners, says that drycleaners in states with or without cleanup funds have viable solutions for finding dollars...

01 February 2008

Written by Stephen Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO, EnviroForensics As Published in Western Cleaner & Launderer. In past articles, we discussed the difference between Phase I and Phase II investigations.  A Phase I generally refers to a due diligence evaluation that address the past land uses of a property or...