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Key States To Include Cumulative Impacts In Environmental Permits

Environmental Justice Update: New York and Massachusetts are the latest states to bring cumulative impacts analysis into the permitting process....

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Integral Nature-Based Living Shoreline Solutions

As we grapple with the realities of climate change and sea level rise, it is helpful to take a step...

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Using U.S. Natural Resource Damage Assessment to Understand the Environmental Consequences of the War in Ukraine

Abstract The human toll of war is clearly devastating for both combatants and civilians. However, the environmental impacts of war,...

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Human Health Risk Characterization of PFAS Chemicals at a Superfund Site

Knowledge regarding the toxicity and regulatory landscape of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is evolving rapidly, which can have significant...

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Poster

Multiple Lines of Evidence to Support 3-Dimensional Delineation of a Historical Dredge Prism

Additional contribution by Debbie Deetz Silva (EVRAZ Inc. NA) Poster presented at Battelle Sediments Conference, Jan 9-12, 2023, Austin, Texas...

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Use of SPI Technology to Quantitatively Evaluate the Effects of Carp Removal on Surface Sediment Conditions in a Michigan Lake

Additional contributions by Louise Venne (louise.venne@woodplc.com), Phil Pauquette (phil.pauquette@woodplc.com), and Cynthia Draper (cynthia.draper@woodplc.com)  (Wood, Kennesaw, GA, USA) Poster presented at...

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What Do Data Snapshots Miss? The Case for Time-Series Measurements

Poster presented at Battelle Sediments Conference, Jan 9-12, 2023, Austin, Texas Background/Objectives The physical dynamics of a contaminated sediment site...

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Environmental Justice Screening Tools: Powerful Platforms with Potential Pitfalls

Poster presented at Battelle Sediments Conference, Jan 9-12, 2023, Austin, Texas Background/Objectives Environmental justice (EJ) requirements are increasingly being incorporated...

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A Novel Approach for Evaluating Optimal Groundwater-Surface Water Discharge Monitoring Periods for Source Control Evaluation in Portland Harbor

Poster presented at Battelle Sediments Conference, Jan 9-12, 2023, Austin, Texas Background/Objectives Responsible parties are evaluating the effectiveness of groundwater...

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Emergency Measures Needed to Rescue Great Salt Lake from Ongoing Collapse

A group of more than 30 researchers and professionals—including R. Jeffrey Davis, principal in Integral’s water resource management practice—authored a...

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Poster

Permitting Constraints and Their Influence on Remedy Design

Additional contribution by Kathryn Purcell (Port of San Francisco) Poster presented at Battelle Sediments Conference, Jan 9-12, 2023, Austin, Texas...

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Effects of Dam Removal Sediment Releases on Coastal Lagoon Dynamics and Ecosystems

Poster presented at Battelle Sediments Conference, Jan 9-12, 2023, Austin, Texas Background/Objectives The Matilija Dam in the Los Padres National...

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Application of Sediment Erodibility Measurements in Site Characterization

Additional contribution by Jason Magalen, Solmar Hydro, Portland, OR USA (jason@solmarhydro.com) Poster presented at Battelle Sediments Conference, Jan 9-12, 2023,...

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Case Study

Regulatory Toxicology Evaluations for PFAS

In the last two years, regulatory actions and rule-makings related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have accelerated.  State and...

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Conceptual Site Model for Contaminated Sediments in the St. Marys River Area of Concern

Following decades of investigation and remediation of contaminated sediment in the St. Marys River area of concern (AOC), stakeholders needed...

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The Benthic Zone (January Edition): Integral’s Sediment Newsletter

The Benthic Zone newsletter is the place where Integral scientists and engineers share their expertise, running the gamut of topics...

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Battelle Sediments 2023

We are experts in all sediment-related environmental work. From mapping to remediation, our scientists and engineers have a lot to...

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Bioremediation and Phytoremediation of an Oil-Contaminated Salt Marsh in South Louisiana

Other contributors: Coklin Nguyen (coklin.nguyen@encos.net) (ENCOS, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, USA), Chris Sanfilippo (CSanfilippo@txpetinv.com) (Texas Petroleum Investment Co., Lafayette, LA,...

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The Intersection of Risk Assessment, Risk Communication, and Environmental Justice

At first glance, the practice of risk assessment and the topic of environmental justice (EJ)1 seem at odds. The goal...

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Case Study

Aquifer Storage and Recharge for Farmland Water Use

Our client, a large agricultural water user, is considering converting some of its agricultural-use water to industrial use. An industrial...

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Aquifer Storage and Recharge Design for a Western City

The city of Provo (Utah) is facing the current challenges: groundwater levels have been declining 1 to 2 feet for...