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Environmental Protections – A Proposal for Public Branding of Institutional Controls

Through WhatsDown, we maintain a catalog of “institutional controls”.  However, in the app there is one big change – we replaced the term ‘institutional control” with the term “environmental...

Long Term Stewardship at Vapor Intrusion Sites – Looking at the End Game

Long term stewardship (LTS)  is the “end game” of any vapor intrusion problem. Any smart player, considers the “end game” at the start and during play. Knowing the “end game” sets a smart direction for any stakeholder of...

Mapping Shallow Volatile Groundwater Plumes in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley prides itself as a leader in environmental sustainability, but opportunities for improvement are ever present.  This post introduces new map-based services showing contaminated groundwater areas in...

Mobile Web Tool for Excavators in Delaware Helps Plan for Subsurface Chemical Hazards

Terradex is testing a mobile web tool to assist excavators and engineers working near spill sites. Now under testing by several utility companies, the web tool permits an excavator to learn chemical information...

Forecasting an Engineering Control or Institutional Control Breach, A Study of Third-party Excavation Activity

Excavations by third-parties are inevitable near any cleanup site. Of concern to cleanup site managers, these unexpected events can breach institutional or engineering controls relied upon in a site’s cleanup remedy....

The Release of an Institutional Control Data Schema and Flow

Marking a big step forward in the “institution” for institutional controls (ICs), on June 10, 2013 the Environmental Information Exchange Network (EIEN) announced the release of an IC Data Exchange. The IC Data Exchange...

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