ITRC Soil Background and Risk Assessment Live Webinar

On Thursday, June 23, EHS Support’s Project Risk Assessor and Data Analyst Chrissy Peterson will serve on a panel of experts for the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) Soil Background and Risk Assessment (SBR) live webinar. Attendees will watch training videos developed for the ITRC SBR guidance document. Afterward, they will have the opportunity

Damani Parran Expands EHS Support’s Toxicology Capabilities

EHS Support is pleased to announce the addition of Damani Parran, PhD MBA DABT, as a Sr. Toxicologist for the Sediment & Risk Assessment Team. Damani is a business-minded Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs Leader offering extensive experience leading regulatory toxicology operations and strategy across numerous industries. He has experienced notable success in leveraging technical skills

EHS Support to Attend NAMI Conference

From March 28-30, EHS Support’s Liz Hoerning and James Dodd will be attending the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Environment, Labor and Safety Conference in San Antonio, TX. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAMI is a trade association that represents companies that process 95 percent of beef, pork, veal, and 70 percent of turkey products in

Client Alert – USEPA Adds 12 New Sites to NPL List

On March 18, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that includes a 18.75-mile stretch of the Lower Hackensack River in northern New Jersey (Bergen and Hudson Counties) as one of 5 sites added to the Superfund Proposed National Priorities List (NPL). The publishing of the proposed

Employee Spotlight – Jalissa Nguyen

Jalissa Nguyen, Ph.D., serves as a project toxicologist for EHS Support. How did you become interested in this line of work? My early childhood experiences growing up in a fenceline community inspired me to pursue a career as a toxicologist. A fenceline community is a neighborhood that is immediately adjacent to a company, military base,

The Dual Role of Boron in the Environment

There is currently a lack of scientific consensus on appropriate protective ecological guideline values for boron in the aquatic environment. Despite recent attention to the topic, existing promulgated guideline values for the protection of aquatic life vary by a factor of 10 and range from 10 mg/L to less than 1 mg/L. Many regulatory bodies,

EHS Support is Growing Its Team in Canada

EHS Support’s workload in Canada has been steadily growing over the past few years. We expect to see this growth continue through multiple opportunities with Treated Wood and Aluminum clients, and across the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Compliance, Risk Assessment, and Remediation service areas. In 2022, we plan to expand our operations into Canada to

Are Your Fluoride Numbers Real?

Fluoride site-management decisions are informed by analytical results. Several factors, however, can affect the quality of results and cause analytical bias. Bias on reported groundwater fluoride concentrations may result from aspects of the sampling, handling, transport, preparation, and analysis stages of the sampling program. Fluoride is generally regarded as a conservative ion (i.e., persistently dissolved),

Trautman to Present Online Course through Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS Academy)

Off-normal ethanol spills and their associated risks are a concern for distilleries. As production and transportation of ethanol has increased in recent years, so has the number of ethanol spills. These spills can result in contamination of water supplies, major fish kills, and loss of life, not to mention millions of dollars of damage. On

EHS Support Experts to Present at SETAC Annual Meeting

Three members of the EHS Support Sediment and Risk-Assessment Group will be presenting virtually at the SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting this November 14-18. On Monday, November 15, Chrissy Peterson, Sediment & Risk Assessment Group team manager and Toxicology & Human Health Risk Assessment team leader, will be co-chairing the session “Background: Soil, Sediment,

EHS Support Launches Research for Pump-and-Treat Optimization

It may sound like a roadside stop for gas and ice cream, but pump-and-treat is actually a common solution for cleaning up contaminated groundwater. In this method, groundwater is pumped from wells to above-ground treatment systems that remove contaminants such as industrial solvents, metals, and fuel oil. The problem is it’s a complicated and time-consuming