HORN ISLAND CONTAMINANTS To prepare for the cleanup of Horn Island from the Deepwater Horizon spill, BP asked for a list of potential chemical and biological hazards that might be present at the former military facility along the Gulf Coast. An environmental assessment was performed and multiple contaminants were identified based on an initial review of the site's historical records. The potential contaminants include: asbestos, mustard gas, botulinum toxin, ricin, polynuclear aromatic... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Aug 29
BROWNFIELDS GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP In August and September, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will partner with the EPA to host a series of Brownfields grant-writing workshops. The workshops will aim to empower communities and stakeholders to work together to clean up and reuse brownfield sites. There will be hands-on instruction of writing specific sections of a brownfields grant. The workshops are being held throughout the state and the Memphis session is on... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Aug 21
LEAD BASED PAINT EXPOSURE A landlord in Bellows Falls, Vermont is under scrutiny for several housing violations including the presence of lead-based paint. The local Zoning-Planning Administration performed an investigation of the property and found peeling and deteriorated lead-based paint in the interior and exterior of the housing unit. And unfortunately, a two-year old boy who lives in the unit has been found to have abnormally high levels of lead in his blood. The landlord h... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Aug 15
OLYMPIC BROWNFIELDS This summer, the 2012 Olympics are taking place in London at Olympic Park. The newly created facilities engulf approximately 111 acres that were formerly brownfields. The site contained more than 220 buildings along with mounds of rubble, trash, and demolition materials from World War II. Also found on-site were chemicals, glue and industrial contaminants that affected the soils and groundwater. It took three years to transform the industrial blight into the beautiful ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Aug 3