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To our clients and friends,
"I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house." Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Take time to enjoy the new sights, smells, and tastes of fall. During this time of change, ESC continues to work hard to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy all the gifts nature has to offer.

All the best,

The ESC Team

Peter deFur, President 
Laura Williams, Senior Environmental Scientist
Jessica Greene, Research Assistant
Heather Murphy, Research Assistant
Candace Boyce, Office Administrator
Team News
Congratulations to Peter for becoming a Qualified Environmental Professional from the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice. Peter will be traveling north to New Jersey to attend a Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council meeting early in the month.
Congratulations to Jessica Greene who has accepted a position as Program Coordinator for the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council. Jessica will help ESC as needed as a part time Research Assistant.
We welcome Heather Murphy back to re-join our team as a part time Research Assistant.
Brunswick, GA
Photo: James Holland
Brunswick Wood Preserving Site: creosote, copper chromium arsenate, PCP
LCP Chemicals Site: metals (mercury, lead), PAHs, PCBs
Terry Creek Site: toxaphene
Field work at the Brunswick Wood site  by the western boundary where several utilities are located has been completed. Some of finishing up work at the site will continue into Fall 2016.
Join Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) on Saturday, October 1 for CoastFest 2016 at Georgia Department of Natural Resource's Coastal Regional Headquarters. There will be over 80 environmental, educational research, and resource exhibits highlighting Georgia's unique coastal environment.
Attend the next First Friday lunch will occur on October 7 at 11 AM at Captain Joe's Seafood, 5298 New Jesup Hwy, Brunswick and hear from the group, No Ash at All, who will discuss fighting coal ash being dumped at teh Broadhurst Landfill. For more information, visit the Glynn Environmental Coalition's website.
Midland, MI
Photo: Saginaw-Tittabawassee Rivers Contamination CAG
Contaminants: dioxins and furans

EPA's proposed cleanup of Segments 4 and 5 of the Tittabawassee River is out now and a 45-day public comment period ends November 6.
Peter spoke at the Saginaw-Tittabawassee Community Advisory Group public meeting on September 19, which discussed the Segment 4 and 5 cleanup plans. EPA's Proposed Plan factsheet is available to view. 
Visit the EPA's webpage or the Saginaw-Tittabawassee Community Advisory Group's website for more information.
Spring Valley, D.C.
Photo:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Contaminants: arsenic, mustard, Lewisite

Active work at 2825 Glenbrook Rd is finished and a public draft of the Groundwater Remedial Investigation report is expected Fall 2016.

In early August, crews began work on a Pilot Study that will assess the effectiveness of "Advanced Classification" geophysical equipment (pictured above) in locating and identifying munitions below the surface without unnecessary excavation for items not identified as munitions.

Stay up to date on the latest site developments on the Army Corps website.
Portland Harbor, OR
Photo: Peter deFur 
Contaminants: dioxins, metals (lead, zinc, mercury, tin), PAHs, pesticides, PCBs

The next Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (PHCAG) general meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 12 from 6-8 PM at the City of Portland's Water Pollution Control Testing Lab, 6543 N. Burlington Ave, Portland. 
Peter's presentation from the August 31 PHCAG public forum on the Portland Harbor Proposed Plan and ESC and the Willamette Riverkeeper's comments to the EPA on the Proposed Plan are available to view. 
For the latest updates and information about Portland Harbor, go to PHCAG's website or Facebook page.   
Hudson, NY
Photo: Peter deFur

Contaminants: PCBs

The second Five Year Review of the Hudson River site cleanup is underway. EPA is holding a Five-Year Review Public Workshop on October 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center in the FDR Presidential Library and Home
Multipurpose Rooms B and C, 4097 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538.
The next Hudson River Community Advisory Group meeting is Thursday October 27 from 1- 4 PM at Saratoga Spa State Park in the Gideon Putnam Room / Administration Building.
Visit the Hudson River CAG webpage and EPA's webpage for information and updates on upcoming meetings.
NuHart, NY
Photo: Peter deFur
Contaminants: phthalates, TCE

A revised draft Feasibility Study for the Former NuHart Plastic Manufacturing Site is still in review by the New York State Department of Conservation.
For more information, visit the Neighbors Allied for Good Growth
Yadkin River, NC
Photo: Yadkin Riverkeeper
Contaminants: PCBs

Based on data collected by ESC Inc Board member Dr. Shea Tuberty and his students, corrective action work at the Alcoa landfill in Badin, NC will include installing a ditch to intercept leaking chemicals. Additional data will be collected on the adjacent ballfield and in parts of Badin NC

For more information on Yadkin Riverkeeper events and initiatives, visit their website.

For more recent developments, client updates, photos, and news, please see the links below.

New Jersey water levels show chromium 6 at elevated limits

EPA asked to revisit Hudson River dredging decision

Coal ash wastewater permit approved for Chesterfield Power Station

All photos are by ESC unless otherwise noted

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