Published 2021-04-10 17:47
Deadline Extended for Comments About Groundwater Plan
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has again extended the public comment period on the reclassification of groundwater as non-potable in parts of Bennington and Shaftsbury because of PFAS pollution. The deadline to submit comments will be May 28 and another virtual public meeting will take place but has not yet been scheduled, state officials said, according to the Bennington Banner. 'We have heard the community that they need more time and more information and we want to be responsive to those requests," department Commissioner Peter Walke said by email.
Published 2021-04-10 17:47
Deadline extended for comments about groundwater plan :: WRAL.com
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has again extended the public comment period on the reclassification of groundwater as non-potable in parts of Bennington and Shaftsbury because of PFAS pollution. The deadline to submit comments will be May 28 and another virtual public meeting will take place but has not yet been scheduled, state officials said, according to the Bennington Banner. 'We have heard the community that they need more time and more information and we want to be responsive to those requests," department Commissioner Peter Walke said by email.
Published 2021-04-10 16:00
Glens Falls selects architecture firm for South Street marketplace
By Chad Arnold
Envision Architects of Albany will design the South Street marketplace, the centerpiece of the city's Downtown Revitalization Initiative. A concept for the facility was unveiled two years ago, but work on the project was stalled as the state conducted an extensive environmental review of the proposed project. Photo provided by JMZ Architects and Planners and The LA Group GLENS FALLS — The city has selected an architecture firm to design the South Street marketplace, the latest sign that the long-stalled Downtown Revitalization Initiative is inching closer to reality.
Published 2021-04-10 12:20
TCC awarded millions in grants to create construction programs aimed at rebuilding Florida after Hurricane Michael
By Elizabeth Millner
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -The state of Florida is now offering close to $3 million in grants at Tallahassee Community College to help students with careers in welding and construction.Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement on Tuesday.TCC administrators tell WCTV the funding could help hundreds of students as there is a growing demand for construction jobs in the state.These new grants are a part of 'Rebuild Florida' which is meant to help North Florida continue its recovery from Hurricane Michael.
Published 2021-04-09 17:00
‘Nowhere to go': Centreville residents are still living with sewage and floodwater
By By Michele Munz St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"I'm catchin' hell today." Centreville resident McArthur Smith, 74, takes a short break to catch his breath while bucketing a couple of inches of water from his basement floor on Thursday, March 18, 2021. A little more than one inch of steady rain had fallen in a previous 24-hour period. Smith and his wife keep their vital belongings in the room elevated because of frequent flooding despite having a working pump. Their home is nearly always surrounded by trapped water that does not properly drain from the city's long-neglected drainage system.
Published 2021-04-09 14:55
Biden admin's methane emission curbs to exceed Obama's: EPA chief
By Valerie Volcovici
By Valerie VolcoviciWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration's curbs on methane from the U.S. oil and gas industry will be more ambitious than those imposed by former President Barack Obama and will go a long way to helping the United States achieve its overall targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, the nation's top environmental regulator told Reuters.FILE PHOTO: Michael Regan testifies before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.
Published 2021-04-09 05:22
Warren closer to St. Joe's demo
By Matt Wagner
Local News Apr 9, 2021 Staff photo / R. Michael Semple Warren Councilman Larry Larson, D-1st Ward, stands outside the former St. Joseph Riverside Hospital site on Tod Avenue NW on Thursday. The city is expecting a $2.5 million grant for asbestos abatement at the abandoned hospital, which will make it possible for it to be torn down, officials announced at an earlier news conference at city hall. WARREN — It's been three decades coming, but Warren Mayor Doug Franklin says a northwest neighborhood blighted with the dangerous, decrepit 'eyesore' of the former St.
Published 2021-04-09 04:09
Construction To Begin On Lakewood Retrofit Project
Community Apr 9, 2021 LAKEWOOD — The Chautauqua Avenue Green Street Retrofit project is set to begin construction this month. The village of Lakewood received a grant from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation via the Green Innovation Grant Program and Clean Water State Revolving Fund in 2018 that has allowed it to undertake the project. This project is the result of a study published in 2018 by the village of Lakewood and town of Busti Storm Water Management Engineering Study. Although the project is aimed at redirecting the silt flow from storm water, byproducts of this product include the increased health of Chautauqua Lake and a better-looking village, officials said.
Published 2021-04-09 04:00
BRIEFS: Household hazardous waste disposal event scheduled; firearms and public safety training courses
Residents of Martinsville and Henry County will be able to dispose of household hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to noon April 24 at Bassett Service Center, 2285 Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett.The event is free to individuals but not available to commercial businesses.Solvents, such as mineral spirits, paint thinner, turpentine and acetone.Paints, including oil-based, polyurethane, tung oil, deck or oil-based stains.Fuels, such as gasoline, #2 fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, small engine fuel and heating oil.
Published 2021-04-09 00:25
Visiting Assistant Professor / Visiting Associate Professor / Visiting Professor in the Landscape Architecture Program, School of Architecture + Design (School A+D), College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS)
Applications are invited for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Architecture + Design to commence on August 10, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. Outstanding Professor candidates may be considered for appointment as well. Appointment will be made on a one-academic year (9 month) fixed-term basis, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. The Landscape Architecture Program is looking for a faculty member who is an emerging or established leader in green and blue infrastructure and design for environmental resilience (including watershed sensitive design, sustainability, and environmental landscape performance).
Published 2021-04-08 20:05
Conservation Commission issues order of conditions for Route 107 distribution facility
By Mike Gaffney
The Conservation Commission issued an order of conditions in support of a distribution facility spanning three parcels on Route 107.On April 6, the Conservation Commission unanimously approved an order of conditions for a proposed 84,770 square-foot building to be used as a parcel distribution facility at 20, 140 and 150 Salem Turnpike.Selectman Michael Serino said representatives of Hilco Development Partners told him FedEx will occupy the building.Last winter, the Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 to grant Hilco a special permit to allow a light industrial use at the three properties.
Published 2021-04-08 14:12
At least 41 environmental and hazardous waste violations at zinc plant shut down by fire
By CNN Newsource
Click here for updates on this story RUTHERFORD COUNTY, North Carolina (WLOS) — Two years after a catastrophic fire shut down the American Zinc plant (AZP) outside Forest City in Rutherford County, News 13 has documented at least 41 environmental and plant hazardous material safety violations since 2014. This includes the company's self-report that it transported hazardous waste across state lines to a landfill not equipped to handle it. The nation's top environmental agency, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has stepped in, and for the past two years, has had an open investigation into worker safety and environmental compliance problems.
Published 2021-04-08 13:37
STV Promotes David Isabelle, P.E., To Senior Vice President
By PR Newswire
NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- STV has named David Isabelle, P.E., Northeast regional manager, a senior vice president. "Dave has been a tremendous asset to STV and the Northeast region, leading the operations of the largest of our nationally recognized transportation and infrastructure practices," said Richard Amodei, STV executive vice president. "His ability to quickly understand all facets of our firm, combined with his calm and collaborative approach to working with others within the region and across our divisions, has been the cornerstone of his success here at STV.
Published 2021-04-08 08:00
Berwick's Prime Tanning site gets funding for reclamation effort
The site for new development in Berwick is undergoing environmental clean-up. Courtesy photo/Eric Blackmore SACO — Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission, based in Saco and 'which runs the most successful EPA Brownfields Remediation Program in New England,' announced that it is issuing a loan for continued environmental cleanup of the former Prime Tanning property (re-named 'The Edge at Berwick') now owned by Great Falls Construction of Gorham, according to a SMPDC press release. SMPDC Economic and Community Development Director Chuck Morgan said, 'SMPDC is committed to seeing the dream for Berwick's Prime Tanning site fully realized.
Published 2021-04-07 22:01
Household Goods and Hazardous Waste Day is this Saturday
The city invites the community to its Annual Household Goods and Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave. At the free event, Carpinteria residents can dispose of almost anything: household hazardous waste, household goods such as furniture, used appliances, mattresses, clothing, fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, herbicides, mercury thermometers, aerosol cans, cleaning products and e-waste (anything with a plug or a battery). Not accepted at the event are the following: tires, explosives, biohazards and radioactive materials.
Published 2021-04-07 21:30
Florida's latest regulatory nightmare exposes a glaring national failure
As environmental regulators and politicians nervously saluted efforts to prevent the catastrophic release of millions of gallons of wastewater from the aging Piney Point phosphogypsum wastewater storage pond near Tampa, Fla., this week, there was scarce little talk of how we got here.Or of how we'll prevent similar disasters moving forward.Much like the country's toxic coal ash dumps and pollution-spewing oil and gas wells, the dozens of phosphogypsum stacks across Florida and beyond highlight regulatory failures and chronic injustices that pose catastrophic environmental harms and place disproportionate health and safety risks on Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and low-wealth communities.
Published 2021-04-07 19:31
Luis Delgado Joins STV As Executive Vice President
By PR Newswire
NEW YORK, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Luis Delgado, MBA, CCM, PMP, has joined STV as executive vice president. In this role, Delgado will lead the firm's nationwide construction management practice, which offers public and private sector clients a range of services including program, project, and construction management, as well as project controls, purchasing and contracting, and fiscal stewardship. He will be based in Dallas, TX. "Luis is known for successfully delivering large, complex projects to clients across a wide variety of sectors," said Greg Kelly, P.
Published 2021-04-07 15:51
EPA to step up enforcement in overburdened areas
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Wednesday it would boost enforcement of environmental laws in areas that face disproportionate impacts from pollution as part of several actions the Biden administration plans to take to advance equity.The EPA also said it would look at the impacts of potential regulations on underserved, overburdened and tribal communities and consider options that most benefit them, as well as engaging with these communities.Officials said they will further prioritize benefits to underserved communities in the grant process 'to the extent allowed by law.
Published 2021-04-07 14:42
Andrew Harris Joins VHB as Senior Project Manager, Senior Geologist
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — VHB recently welcomed Andrew Harris as senior project manager and senior geologist for its Connecticut Site Investigation & Remediation (SI&R) practice and the Southern New England markets. Harris brings extensive experience working with industrial and commercial clients to assess and remediate brownfield and legacy properties across the Upper Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and New England. His environmental and redevelopment projects span the full project life cycle from initial due diligence and hazardous-building materials assessments, decommissioning, and demolition to remedial design, construction, and site closure.
Published 2021-04-06 17:08
Public weighs in on plans to reduce PFAS contaminants
MARSH REMEDIATION – A public meeting was recently held on the proposed plans to address perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination in Oscoda's Clark's Marsh. This image was shared during the meeting, showing the combined PFOS/PFOA groundwater plume, as it is understood today. It also displays the locations of the proposed extraction wells for the interim remedial action at this site, along with identifying where the current groundwater pump-and-treat system is situated at the fire training area of the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.