Category: Environmental

What Are PFAS, and Why Are They an Emerging Health Concern?

By Jeffrey Steiner, PG, PH, CPG We use many organic and inorganic chemical compounds to develop everyday products, and these chemicals sometimes make it into our soil and groundwater and eventually into our water supply. Consider a group of fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. As a group, PFAS are resistant to… Read More »

Grants Spark Turning Point in Brownfield Cleanup

By Scott Wilson, PSS The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award millions of dollars for assessment, cleanup, and planning activities for brownfield sites later this spring. The submittal deadline is January 31, which means now is the perfect time … to start planning for next year. Having a grant strategy aligned with the goals of… Read More »

Upon Further Inspection, Is That a Drone in the Chimney?

Santa comes down the chimney with a bound – or so goes the old poem. But Santa isn’t alone in navigating tight spaces. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have been used in a few chimneys this year in Wisconsin. The chimneys in question are state-owned heating plant chimney stacks. Normally an inspector would need to rappel… Read More »