Managing Environmental Liability from Dry Cleaner Releases
The management of environmental liability from dry cleaner impacts is a challenging effort for retail properties. The chemical historically used for dry cleaning – tetrachloroethene (often referred to as PCE or “perc”) – is a chlorinated volatile organic compound that has also been used in various industrial operations. Once released, PCE can present long-lasting environmental and human health risks. Replacing dry cleaners that utilize PCE with those using alternative “green” chemicals can prevent future PCE releases, however in many cases the release has already occurred due to years of operations.
Q&A: SOUTH FLORIDA LANDFILLS
How does Langan’s alliance with Chemishield, EHS waste management software, provide value to clients?
Vincent D. Yarina, PG, CEM
TECH FOCUS: COMPOUND-SPECIFIC ISOTOPE ANALYSIS
Having difficulty determining a contaminant’s source and age? Searching for a way to make sense of commingled plumes when the fate and transport analysis isn’t painting a clear picture? Look no further than Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis, an Environmental Molecular Diagnostic tool that can be used to answer these difficult questions on a range of sites impacted by volatile organic compounds.