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Sweeping Federal Climate Change Report

Climate Change Report – Background The report was completed this year and is a special science section of the National Climate Assessment, which is congressionally mandated every four years.  According to the New York Times, the National Academy of Science has signed off on the draft report

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Case Study – Industrial Compliance/Groundwater Remediation

Overview Turn-Key Environmental Consultant’s (TKEC) client has a large manufacturing facility in Ohio which has had many leaking underground storage tanks over the last 2-3 decades.  This has resulted in extensive groundwater and soil contamination.  The appropriate investigations and remedial activities have continued for many years.  

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Case Study – Industrial Compliance – Source Sampling & Tier I Evaluation

Overview As a result of a diesel tank overfill, Turn-Key Environmental Consultants, TKEC, assisted an industrial setting with its responsibilities to conduct Source Sampling and a Tier I Evaluation.  This included sampling soil and groundwater via Geoprobe push sampling techniques and installation of groundwater monitoring wells.  

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Overshoot Day

Overshoot Day August 2, 2017 August 2, was an important day for the environment.  It was the “overshoot day”.  The “overshoot day” is the point when humanity’s demand on renewable natural resources exceeds the annual supply that our planet can regenerate.  More simply, it’s the date humanity has spent

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Healthy Environments – Beware of Mold

What You Need to Know About Mold Mold spores are everywhere.  It is an essential part of nature.  Molds help break down wood, leaves, grass and other dead plant material.   Every time we enter a building from outside, we bring in mold spores – on our clothes,

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Healthy Environments-Water Infiltration and Damage

Water Infiltration is a Big Problem Water infiltration can lead to many other problems within a building.  It is important to act quickly to stop the water and begin the drying process.  In fact, all water infiltration must be dried up within 48 hours or mold growth

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Healthy Environments – Vapor Barriers

 Vapor Barriers Create Healthy Buildings                                                         Vapor Barriers are a very critical part of the building envelope. A vapor barrier

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Healthy Environments – Drainage Around Building

Landscaping Promotes Good Drainage                                                                Proper landscaping around a building is critical in maintaining good drainage to ensure

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Healthy Environments – Indoor Air Quality

Healthy Indoor Air Quality Factors Because most people spend 80 to 95% of their time indoors, good clean air quality is critical to our well-being.  Indoor air quality can be affected by many things: The supply of fresh air Proper filtering of air flow Outgassing from furnishings

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 The Complications of High Humidity

High humidity and moisture are key factor in the growth and amplification of mold, fungi and other microbes. As a result, problems with these organisms can be severe in air-conditioned buildings located in humid environments.  The accumulation of moisture on or in the envelope of buildings during

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