Environmental Training Resource Articles

These Environmental Law articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Environmental Law industry.

February 2, 2012 – 1,856 views
Dave Zbieskowski - August Mack Environmental, Inc.
The most common example of a naturally occurring background condition is metals in soils. Nearly all soils contain a variety of metal constituents, such as arsenic, lead, and copper. These constituents are present in the rocks from which the soils are ultimately derived, and the concentrations can be quite variable and dependent on the specific geologic environment. Full Story 
January 24, 2012 – 1,263 views
Paul Mike John
The daunting issue of insufficient energy sources is a big problem for many industries. That is why in the last few years, the topic about natural gas fracking is becoming more and more popular for the masses. According to studies, there is a massive quantity of natural gas that is underneath massive shale rock structures deep into the earth surface. In fact, the shale gas reserves could produce more or less 190 trillion cubic meters of gas. China has the biggest reserve while US, Argentina and Mexico follow through respectively. Full Story 
January 17, 2012 – 2,112 views
Alexander Lesher - August Mack Environmental, Inc.
In the state of Indiana, industrial and manufacturing facilities should be aware of the environmental requirements under Rule 6 General Permit for Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities. The Clean Water Act requires that discharges associated with industrial activities be permitted under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). If your facility already has a permit, then you may already be familiar with the general requirements such as monitoring, reporting, and documentation. Other details such as defining the permit term, due dates, appropriate sampling practices, and proper outfall designation may prove more elusive. The intent of this article is to help with comprehension on the detail and resources that you should dedicate to your program to ensure compliance with the storm water regulations. Full Story