PCBs and Risk to Schools - Alta Environmental April 2019 Newsletter
PCBs Pose Health, Financial Risks for Schools
Facility managers must be aware of the potential impact — including possible lawsuits — of buildings containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), especially schools. There was potentially widespread use of PCBs in both public and private schools built or renovated between 1950 and 1979. However, school administrators can take well-informed actions to reduce or eliminate potential exposure to PCBs by following the steps listed in this article. By implementing these preventive measures, potentially costly legal issues, unwarranted remediation, and construction delays can be avoided.
Alta Wins Three-Year, $20 Million Contract with LADPW
Alta Environmental was recently awarded a three-year contract for Water Quality Monitoring and Related Services with Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LADPW). The contract value is up to $20,000,000 and has the option for a one-year extension.
Tank Failure in Unsuspected Industries: Does my Industry Need a Tank Assessment?
In the wake of the recent industrial mishaps, many have been directly or indirectly linked to a tank failure. The most recent of which happened in March 2019, where a tank collapse in Bardstown Distillery, KY lead to the leak of over 120,000 gallons of mash.
Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule: What’s in Store for California?
California should be anticipating changes to applicable regulations as the Generator Improvement Rule (GIR) is eventually adopted. Generator Improvement Rule refers to the updated federal hazardous waste regulations that were finalized and adopted by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2017.