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OBG discusses emerging contaminants with Michigan Manufacturers Association PFAS Workgroup

Jeff Ramey

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used in a wide range of industrial processes and in commercial and consumer products for several decades. Many of these compounds are also persistent, and PFAS are now ubiquitous in the environment for these reasons. Toxicological studies suggest that exposure to some PFAS...

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OBG discusses emerging contaminants with Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Paul Hare, CPG, PG

OBG recently hosted a quarterly meeting of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC) on November 8, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. A partnership between the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group (IERG), the EAC works to broaden the business-stakeholder involvement in environmental legislative, regulatory, and policy...

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FET Environment 2018 Conference & Exhibition

Matt Traister discusses Clean Air Act regulations at the FET Environment 2018 Conference

OBG recently took part in the Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc. (FET) Environment 2018 Conference and Exhibition on October 23-25 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The annual conference brings together a diverse mix of industries, consultants, regulators, service providers, educators, and students to focus on educating and developing excellence in environmental professionals. During...

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PFAS regulations develop for Michigan drinking water and fish consumption

Clifford Yantz, PG

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of synthetic compounds considered as emerging contaminants. PFAS are manufactured for use in many applications, from firefighting foam to food packaging and many other consumer and industrial products. PFAS are ubiquitous in the environment, and there currently is a lack of scientific...

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Trivia: Are you an emerging contaminant or PCB expert?

Attendees play OBG’s new trivia challenges at Battelle’s Remediation Conference

OBG recently unveiled three new trivia challenges created by OBG subject matter experts during the Emerging Contaminants Summit (held in March in Westminster, Colorado) and Battelle’s Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Conference (held in April in Palm Springs, California). Two challenges regard emerging contaminants—one of 1,4-dioxane an...

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2018 Battelle Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

OBG exhibited and presented at Battelle’s Remediation Conference

OBG sponsored, exhibited, and presented at Battelle’s Eleventh International Conference on the Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds on April 8-12, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. This biennial conference is one of the largest, most comprehensive meetings on the application of innovative technologies and approaches for the characterization, mo...

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Michigan initiates PFAS investigations for industrial pretreatment programs

Jeff Ramey

The regulatory and enforcement climate concerning per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is rapidly evolving, and particularly fast in the state of Michigan. On February 20, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued letters to all wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with Industrial Pretreatment Programs (IPPs) to evaluate potential sources of PFAS....

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OBG discusses PFAS in Wisconsin

Jeff Ramey presents at WGWA 2018 Annual State Conference

OBG recently participated in the Wisconsin Ground Water Association’s (WGWA) 2018 Annual State Conference, which took place on February 9, 2018 in Brookfield, WI. During the conference, which focused this year on understanding groundwater in Wisconsin, OBG’s Jeff Ramey discussed the National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) guidance document on per- a...

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OBG contributes to NGWA’s guidance document on perfluorinated compounds

Paul Hare, CPG, PG

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has completed a one-year effort to develop a guidance document for its stakeholders on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This document, titled Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, was created by a collaboration of more than 30 volunteers from the groundwater industry, including...

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John Newsted, PhD contributes to study on PFAS in fish fillets and water

John L. Newsted, PhD has co-authored a manuscript on “Spatial and Temporal Trends of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Fish Fillets and Water Collected from Pool 2 of the Upper Mississippi River” recently published in the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Journal. Abstract: In response to o...

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