Toxic Chemical in the News PFOS

Toxic Chemical PFOS – Recently in the News What to know about the Chemical PFOS A toxic chemical [Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)] found in a common household product, ScotchgardTM, has recently been in the news.  Why?  Because EPA has lowered the threshold level for PFOS in drinking water.

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Turn-Key Environmental Announces STS Award

Turn-Key Environmental Announces State Term Schedule Award Turn-Key Environmental Consultants is happy to announce the award, of Ohio State Term Schedule 926 Environmental and Ecological Services. The award is an important milestone for Turn-Key Environmental Consultants (TKEC).  It allows TKEC to expand its presence in the public sector

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Brownfield Redevelopment Assistance

Brownfield Redevelopment Assistance What Does Brownfield Redevelopment Mean for a Community?  The U.S. EPA offers financial assistance to economically disadvantaged communities in need of revitalization.  Many of these areas contain vacant buildings and properties that have environmental issues like asbestos, lead, or soil and groundwater contamination.  A

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Brownfield Grants Help Ohio Communities

Ohio Brownfield Grants Help Local Communities Dayton included in distributions for Brownfield Grants in Ohio The U.S. EPA announced that the following communities will receive between $200,000 and $820,000 in Brownfield grant money for assessment  and cleanup activities:           Cuyahoga County Dayton Lorain

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Surviving an EPA Inspection – Part 4 Hazardous Waste Inspections

Hazardous Waste Inspections There are several different types of hazardous waste inspections involving : Planned Inspections to evaluate certain industry types (Small quantity generators or Large quantity generators) Complaint Inspections S. EPA Inspections Inspectors look at Used Oil waste, hazardous waste and universal waste.   Hazardous Waste requires

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Hazard Communication Standard (Hazcom)

Hazard Communication Standard (Hazcom) HAZCOM Update OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1200  The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying

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Who Is Responsible for Wetlands?

Who Is Responsible for Wetlands? Wetlands are present on my property.  What are my options?   Ohio is rich in wetland resources, with more than 400,000 acres of wetlands are located within the state’s boundaries.  However, in pre-settlement times, the state boasted more than 5,000,000 acres of

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The Value of Wetlands

The Value of Wetlands Wetlands Often Misunderstood With the beginning of spring and summer, more people are spending more time outside and as a result some people may be subjected to more bites from mosquitos, gnats and other biting insects.  Some individuals equate the presence of standing

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