HSW Highlights Key Points From EPA’s Newly Released PFAS Action Plan

On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan. This historic PFAS Action Plan identifies immediate, short-term and long-term actions that EPA has pledged to take in response to extensive public interest and input that the agency has received over this group of contaminants. The Action Plan represents a proactive, cross-agency approach including a multi-media, multi-program plan to address this ever-emerging environmental challenge. EPA will develop a PFAS risk communication toolbox ...

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New Article Reviewing Storm Surge-Induced Chemical Contamination in the Tampa Bay Area

 FES Journal – October 2018 Edition

‘A Storm Surge Induced Chemical Contamination Study for the Tampa Bay Area’ – by Ziqi He, PhD, PE

“This study presented a framework to prioritize facilities of critical concern and assess the risks associated with storm surge-induced chemical releases. The results from this study can be used in the pre-disaster and post-disaster planning periods during a major ...

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Expertise in Brownfields

FES Journal – June 2018 Edition

‘Green Cleanups through Brownfields Redevelopment’ – by Steven D. Folsom, PE BCEE

“Florida has amassed a total of 427 designated brownfield areas in 148 communities across the state, and voluntary responsible parties have executed 295 agreements with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since inception of the Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program. The resulting investment in environmental site characterization and cleanup for these properties exceeds $200 million, exclusive of redevelopment investment.”

 

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