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Emerging contaminants in NYS and their effect on the chemistry business

OBG’s Scott Grieco, PhD, PE recently presented at the New York State Chemistry Council Annual Policy & Legislative Meeting on January 24, 2017 in Albany, New York. Dr. Grieco shared his expertise on emerging contaminants in New York State and their effect on the business of chemistry. With re...

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Battelle 2017 Sediments Conference

Environmental experts from OBG and NRT, an OBG company exhibited and presented at Battelle’s Sediments Conference

OBG, together with NRT, an OBG company, delivered six presentations and 10 posters during Battelle’s Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. The conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 9-12, 2017, brings environmental professionals together to share experiences and expertise with remediating, restoring, and managing the en...

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Barrier island restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Chris Calkins,

Barrier islands are the first line of defense during storms that threaten coastal communities. They reduce the harmful effects of wind and waves and serve as habitats for important wildlife. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, extreme changes such as significant erosion occurred at barrier islands off the central Gulf of Mexico...

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Kendrick Jaglal contributes to Water Environment Research Journal

Kendrick Jaglal, PE, an expert in sediment management at OBG, has authored the latest Annual Literature Review for Contaminated Aquatic Sediments recently published in the Water Environment Research Journal. "Contaminated Aquatic Sediments" presents a review of literature published in 2015 related to the assessment, evaluation, and remediation of contaminated...

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NYS Business Council's 2016 Environment Conference

Steven Eckler discussed complex projects in a highly regulated state (Photo by NYS Business Council)

On November 14-16, OBG participated in the 2016 Annual Environment Conference, held by The Business Council of New York State in Saratoga Springs, NY. This two-day event brings together experts from the private and public sectors to share the latest information relevant to environmental issues in New York...

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New York State’s Inland Geographic Response Plans

Dr. Lyle Trumbull

Geographic Response Plans (GRPs) are location-specific plans developed to provide guidance for oil spill responses throughout the U.S. Until recently, the majority of crude oil transportation in the U.S. occurred via waterways on oil tankers and barges. As a result, most existing GRPs focus on the...

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The Hidden Danger of OSHA’s PSM Interpretive Guidance (Part I)

Assessing the Threat

Matt Traister,

My previous Insights article, Changes to OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard and USEPA’s Risk Management Program, announced that in March 2016, USEPA proposed significant revisions to its accidental release prevention requirements, often referred to as the Risk Management Program (RMP) (40 CFR Part 68). As we await finalization of t...

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ASDSO Dam Safety 2016

Matt Marchisello, PE discusses historic dam infrastructure (Photo by Dam Safety 2016)

OBG water experts recently presented during the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Dam Safety 2016 conference on September 11–15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At this leading conference on dam and levee safety engineering and technology transfer, the OBG team delivered presentations during sessions on Rehabilitation Case Histories for Hi...

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