Levels of algae-causing nutrients in the state’s waterways are seeing declines or are remaining at current levels, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) commissioned by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the Delaware River Basin Commission. Common causes of excessive nutrients in waterways include discharge from wastewater treatment plants, fertilizer and animal waste runoff, and outdated or malfunctioning septic systems. According to the study, the improvement in water quality is due largely to the modernization of wastewater treatment plants and stepped up efforts by the state to better manage stormwater through its municipal stormwater permitting program. For more information, click here.
BEI is pleased to welcome a number of new people to our team. Ann Fischbach has joined BEI’s Emergency Response Group as Program Manager, bringing with her more than 26 years of experience in environmental investigation and remediation. New entry level staffers include Matt Chmielarz, Andrew Schmucker, Robert Gill, and Rebecca Roselli, who joined our Rapid Response Team, and Jack Turner, who became a member of our Due Diligence and Site Remediation team. We wish them all much success in their new roles.
As part of our commitment to staying on the cutting edge of advancements in environmental remediation, BEI is managing a site cleanup in northern New Jersey using Electric Resistance Heating (ERH), an advanced in-situ remedial technology. Only a limited number of remedial projects in the state have employed this innovative technology. ERH was chosen for this project due to the site’s high concentrations of contaminants, the depth and distribution of the contamination, and the challenges the site presented for performing conventional excavation and disposal or using other in-situ remedies. To learn more about the full range of BEI’s environmental services, click here or call 908-918-1702.