The Fine Print: Environmental Lab Bids

Right now, you are probably ignoring this paragraph, or you’ve decided it’s far too much work to either zoom in to 400% or get your reading glasses out, print out a copy, and hold it 3 feet away from your face in order to see what I’ve written here. And I imagine you...

Chemical of the Week: Toluene

Toluene is another contaminant that is often tested for at environmental remediation sites. Toluene occurs in low levels in crude oil. Its atomic structure is very similar to that of benzene – a ring of six carbon atoms, but one of the six hydrogen atoms has been...

Can You Dig It: Horizontal Wells

They want us to do what? Granted, I was new to the field at the time and didn’t know that asking a contractor to dig a huge trench across a contaminated area was a big deal. The idea, of course, was to oxygenate the water.  Even though I was a rookie, I could still...

A Day Without a "Grunt": Rethinking Value and Success

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been thinking about how our culture determines value and success, and how, based on those factors, I’ve seen people treated and/or misunderstood.  I’ve asked myself, how have we gotten to this place where value is...

Groundwater Sampling in a Snap

A few weeks ago, I posted about the Joys of Low Flow Groundwater Sampling (or not). Instead, I reviewed an alternative to this procedure — the Hydrasleeve. I also came across another option for those of you out there that get as much enjoyment from low flow...
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