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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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Offshore Wind Development News: BOEM Site Assessment and Construction and Operations Phase

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Site Assessment, Construction, and Operations Plans The Inflation Reduction Act provides a tremendous boost to...

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EPA Revs Up ProUCL: How Will Your Site Be Affected?

Many people use statistics to summarize more recent data in hopes of understanding past activities, but as a formally trained...

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Following EPA’s PFAS Roadmap to Human Health Ambient Water Quality Criteria

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a synthetic class of chemicals comprising thousands of fluorinated compounds used in a myriad...

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Integral Uses EPA’s Scribe to Streamline Data Collection

Under typical sampling scenarios, key sample identification information is handwritten in multiple places: on sample labels and containers, in field...

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Environmental Justice State Compendium

Integral Consulting Inc. has released version 2.0 of the state-by-state environmental justice compendium to help those interested in related issues...

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EMF Risks from Offshore Wind: A Complete Understanding

All electrical conductors generate electric and magnetic fields (EMF), and submarine cables carrying electricity from offshore wind (OSW) farms are...

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Harnessing the Wind—Risk and Reward Issues with Renewable Energy

The signing of the Inflation Reduction Act on August 16 signaled commitment by the federal government to provide investment security...

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It’s All in the Packaging: Regulators Work to Adopt Rules to Mitigate Plastic Pollution

It used to be all about glass—glass was too heavy, too expensive, and too dangerous to you or others if...

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Are Cumulative Assessments Meeting the Needs of EJ?

The public’s attention to environmental justice has refocused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on cumulative assessment of risk and...

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Discovery of a large offshore population of the northeast Pacific burrowing shrimp Neotrypaea sp. (Decapoda: Axiidea)

Abstract The burrowing ghost shrimp Neotrypaea californiensis and Neotrypaea gigas, are recognized primarily from soft-sediment intertidal mudflats of estuaries and coastal lagoons in the northeastern Pacific from...

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Novel Marine Energy Environmental Compliance Reporting Application Summarizes Disparate Content by Tags and Location

Abstract Marine renewable energy (ME) projects in the United States must complete a wide range of environmental permitting activities focused...

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Considering Environmental Justice in Natural Resource Damage Assessment

Introduction January 27, 2022 was the one-year anniversary of President Biden’s announcing his Justice40 program as part of his approach...

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Lofty Environmental Justice Goals versus Practical Implementation

A recent article in Law360 by Bill Wichert, (“Hexcel Faces Pollution Suit Over NJ Manufacturing Site” (April 4, 2022) highlights...

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Advancing Methods for Valuing Recreation

Introduction Economic studies to value public outdoor recreation sites can be costly, complex, and comprehensible only to the economists who...

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State-By-State PFAS Regulatory Map

PFAS Regulatory Criteria – Drinking Water, Groundwater, and Surface Water Welcome to Integral’s State-by-State PFAS Regulatory Criteria Map.  We developed...