15 November 2014

Written by Stephen R. Henshaw, President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the November 2014 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version “How clean is clean”, has been a phrase that has been debated for decades.  It is used in reference to determining the degree to which a site that is...

24 August 2014

Written by Stephen R. Henshaw, President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the August 2014 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version I’ve talked a lot about vapor intrusion over the past few years. Vapor intrusion occurs when volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in soil and groundwater off-gas and migrate into...

18 December 2013

Written by Steve Henshaw, President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the December 2013 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version On November 6, 2013 ASTM E1527-13 became official as the guidance standard used by environmental consultants for conducting Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments.  Environmental Site Assessments are required by...

16 April 2012

Written By Adam J. Herrmann, Project Manager, EnviroForensics in Collaboration with Stephen R. Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics. As seen in the April 2012 issue of Cleaner & Launderer. PDF Version Do you have a Hazardous Communication Program (HazCom Program) in place?  If you are a dry-cleaning facility and...

19 March 2012

Written By Keith Gaskill, L.P.G., EnviroForensics, in collaboration with Stephen R. Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics. As seen in the March 2012 issue of Cleaner & Launderer. PDF Version Environmental impact due to historical drycleaning practices is not a rarity.  In fact, it’s common to find drycleaning solvents in...

16 May 2011

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics, in Collaboration with Keith Gaskill, L.P.G., Project Manager and Geochemist, EnviroForensics As seen in the May 2011 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version Zero-valent iron (ZVI) has been used in the groundwater remediation industry for several decades.  Typically, granular scale ZVI was...

09 March 2011

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the February 2011 issue of Cleaner & Launderer. PDF Version Among the challenges in environmental consulting is determining responsible parties in comingled plumes.  With so much money and liability at stake, confident determination of contaminant sources (fingerprinting) becomes vital...

31 May 2010

Written by Stephen Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the May 2010 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version For years parties responsible for the costs associated with environmental investigations and cleanups of Perc contamination have been trying to determine when Perc releases have occurred.  This topic...

10 March 2010

By Marti Russell, REA, Western Sales Manager, EnviroForensics A Steering Committee Meeting was held on Friday, March 5, 2010 in San Francisco.  As if the economy isn’t bad enough for small businesses and depending on the outcome of this meeting, the cleaners in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in...

01 November 2009

Submitted by Marti Russell, REA-1, Registered Environmental Assessor and Western Sales Manager for EnviroForensics As it stands now, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) in Northern California may be changing their regulations…again.  AND, things do not look so good for dry cleaners in that District. BAAQMD staff will go in...

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)...

19 June 2009

Written by John C. Bird, P.G., Vice President of EnviroForensics As seen in the June 2009 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version On Monday this week, May 18 th a State Court jury awarded $18.3 million to the City of Modesto in their 11 year old lawsuit against dry cleaning...

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...

15 April 2009

8-10-or-12-Pick a Number… Written By: Marti Russell, Western Sales Manager, EnviroForensics At a Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) meeting in San Francisco, California, the Bay Area cleaners learned their recent “proposed” fate.  The 8, 10, or 12 numbers are the newly proposed phase out years for dry cleaning...

01 April 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the April 2009 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version For years  dry cleaners have suspected that they might have an environmental problem, but have been afraid to find out whether they do or not. It’s always reminiscent of...

Written by John C Bird, P.G. Vice President of EnviroForensics In Las Vegas, NV this week, the State of Nevada filed suit against the property owners and business operators of long-time dry cleaner for allegedly contaminating the State’s groundwater.  According the State’s lawsuit, the dry cleaner has impacted groundwater beneath...

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