Office of Environmental Justice: What to Know

on March 15th, 2023
The United States Department of Justice created a plan for environmental justice on May 5, 2022. This plan outlined a new comprehensive environmental justice enforcement strategy to guide the Justice Department’s work. The plan also issued...

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New EPA State Guidance on PFAS

on February 15th, 2023
The EPA released comprehensive new state guidelines concerning PFAS on December 6, 2022. The memorandum focuses on provides direction on how to use the nation’s bedrock clean water permitting program to protect against PFAS. Polyfluoroalkyl...

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The Prevalence of Asbestos

on January 19th, 2023
Asbestos is a popular topic for environmental agencies for a reason: it is dangerous and it is everywhere. Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) can be found nearly everywhere on the planet. Thankfully, asbestos removal and disposal...

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Asbestos, Respiratory Health, & New Issues

on December 15th, 2022
With the recent release of the EPA’s Asbestos Risk Evaluation Part 2, new research & studies have surfaced showing the health risks of asbestos exposure. The chief concern coming from new research comes from a 2020 study showing a link...

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Avoiding Lead Paint Health Problems

on November 15th, 2022
Lead paint has been a very real health risk for most people in the world for decades now. Millions of older buildings worldwide can potentially house large amounts of lead-based paint on the walls or other surfaces. Most notably, piping systems...

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Asbestos Superfund Cleanups

on October 14th, 2022
Asbestos exposure is a public health risk that can sometimes take on crisis-like proportions. Nowhere is this more evident than inside the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) asbestos superfund sites. What is Superfund? While the...

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