CERCLA Turns 35 Years Old


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CERCLA Turns 35 Years Old

On December 11th, 1980 the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) was born, making the environmentally protective act 35 today! CERCLA was enacted to ensure that releases of hazardous substances are responded to…

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Green Remediation Strategies: Environmental Caps

Brownfield redevelopment by its very nature is sustainable. It’s built on the same principle of recycling and reusing consumer goods, such as aluminum cans or reusable water bottles. Instead of consuming valuable open space and…

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An Environmental Assessment Takes Place on a Battlefield

One of the perks of working at Element is visiting our many project locations to conduct environmental investigations. We enjoy getting out the office to conduct field work, but first things first, we did not…

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Lead Contamination in Our Environment

Lead –a naturally occurring element, has been poisoning communities since before the Roman Empire. In fact, lead may have played a key role in Rome’s downfall. The Romans’ advance plumbing systems were built with lead-containing…

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Does your Underground Storage Tank make your site a Brownfield?

Underground storage tanks (USTs) often become a hurdle for landowners, buyers, lenders, and real estate professionals during real estate transactions and refinances. Of course, a site containing an UST is not necessarily a contaminated site,…

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Crowdfunding Brownfield Remediation – Is it possible?

Brownfield remediation is sometimes placed on the backburner until communities have financial resources to adequately address these properties. Many communities in the U.S. have successfully utilized state and federal funding programs to assess and remediate…

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Dry Cleaners, the cleanest brownfield?

For most people, dry cleaners don’t always jump to the top of the list when it comes to environmental red flags, but occasionally dry cleaning operations have been responsible for widespread soil and groundwater contamination….

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