March 31st, 2011
Article originally featured in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) CLU-IN Technology News and Trends March 2011 Issue
MIP deployment for plume delineation near the former Fannon Petroleum Services site could be completed at each location in less than one hour, with little disruption to ongoing activities.
Most recently, the March 2011 issue of Technology and Trends highlighted a project where COLUMBIA Technologies worked closely with the property owner, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ), and the City to address the site’s environmental and economic issues.
Efforts to better delineate contamination and accelerate remediation of the former Fannon Petroleum Services site in Alexandria, VA, were initiated in the early 2000s as part of a plan to redevelop the site for residential use.
For this project, the VA DEQ initiated the Triad approach including the development of a conceptual site model and consensus on specific investigative methods and tools, with a focus on using: Read the rest of this entry »
January 20th, 2011
Our CEO, John Sohl had the opportunity to participate in the 2011 North American Environmental Field Conference and Exposition in San Diego, CA last week. On his return he shared his insights with our team that we have summarized below. We’ve also included a link to a copy of his presentation which is provided at the bottom of this post.
First off, kudos to Dave and Gillian Nielsen as well as the rest of the Nielsen Environmental Field School, Inc. for organizing such a truly educational event. Read the rest of this entry »
March 15th, 2008
Article originally featured in the Idaho Tribune March 15, 2008 Issue
Article featured in the March 15, 2008 issue of the Idaho Tribune.
A crew from Utah and a van of high-tech gadgets are making their way around Caldwell, probing deep beneath the earth to test for the dry-cleaning chemical perchloroethylene, or perc, and other hazardous compounds.
Funded by Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields grant money, the work is intended to make sure new development expected to comes as a result of the city’s downtown revitalization projects is safe, and harmful chemicals that may lie beneath the city do not spill into the usable water supply.
Former City Councilman Rick Wells said the results of the current probes will be combined with data taken in 2005 to create a fairly comprehensive 3-D image of underground chemical concentrations. The city hired Wells, owner of Spectrum Environmental, after he was replaced on the council by Bob Sobba to continue environmental work he had previously done without pay. Read the rest of this entry »
July 1st, 2005
Article originally featured in The Daily Record July 1, 2005 Issue
Article featured in the July 1, 2005 issue of The Daily Record.
A green company that saves businesses greenbacks. What could be better than that? Nothing, say executives at Columbia Technologies LLC.
“We have a broad appeal,” said Ned Tillman, president and co-founder. “Environmental types like us for our less invasive procedures, but businesses like us because we can save them a lot of money. We’re in a pretty good position.”
The 6-year-old company has found a clean and fast way to measure subsurface pollution. While giving the environmentally concerned reason to cheer, Columbia is doing its share to keep commerce, particularly the real estate marketing, humming.
“Real estate transactions can close a lot faster now,” Tillman said. “Before, a lot of deals would fall apart because of the time it would take to find out if there was contamination on a property. With our technology you can know that in a day.” Read the rest of this entry »