Our December newsletter offers updates on our clients as well as some of the latest environmental news.
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To our clients and friends,

Wishing you a peaceful end to the year and happy holidays!

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
"The New Administration"
We encourage you to read Peter deFur's op/ed on the future of the environment under the Trump administration.

Endocrine Disruptors
Follow the news on endocrine disruption by reading this 3-part series at Environmental Health News.

Team News
Peter will travel to Baltimore, MD this month for a Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council meeting.
Brunswick, Georgia
Photo credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Brunswick Wood Preserving Site: creosote, copper chromium arsenate, PCP
LCP Chemicals Site: metals (mercury, lead), PAHs, PCBs
Terry Creek Site: toxaphene

The Glynn Environmental Coalition will have a Holiday Social, Friday, December 2, 5-7 PM, at Toucan’s Ale House, 2450 Perry Lane Road, Brunswick. For more information, visit the Glynn Environmental Coalition's website.
Duwamish River, WA
Photo credit: DRCC/TAG

Contaminants: PCBs, arsenic, metals (lead, zinc, silver, cadmium, mercury), oil, PAHs, phthalates

The third amendment to the Administrative Order on Consent is under review prior to finalizing a Remedial Design for the cleanup of the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site. For more information on the site, visit the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition website.

Former Badger Army Ammunition Plant Site
Photo: Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Contaminants: mercury, lead, other metals

The former Badger Army Ammunition Plant site in Badger WI is now part of the Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area and is undergoing a master plan for state recreation use. At issue is the possible inclusion of a trail devoted to off road motorcycles and the possibility for a larger environmental impact as compared to hiking trails. Read more in this op/ed.

Spring Valley
Photo: Spring Valley weekly updates

Contaminants: arsenic, mustard, Lewisite

At 4825 Glenbrook Road, soil excavation and the investigation concerning the re-routing of the utility lines continued this week. A camera was snaked down the existing sewer line located in the excavation area, which helped determine exactly where the lines would be re-routed. The crew will returned to the site on Monday, November 28th, to begin to reroute the sewer line and continue excavating in the side yard area. For more information, please visit USACE's Glenbrook Rd. update site.

The Site-Wide Draft Final Decision Document is currently under review previous to being released to the public. The Groundwater Feasibility Study is still being conducted to fully characterize the risk from perchlorate and arsenic should site groundwater ever be used as a source of drinking water.

The Geophysical Pilot Project study is still ongoing and has found one AUES related item. A Pilot Test report is expected in late December.

The next Restoration Advisory Board meeting will be held on January 10 at 7pm and is open to the public. 
Photo: Myles Ma,

Contaminants: 1,4 dioxane

After new samples showed the presence of 1,4-dioxane in groundwater samples near the Ringwood Superfund Site, the EPA orders the Ringwood Borough and the Ford Motor Company to design a second cleanup plan that includes cleanup of the site. The first cleanup plan called for capping of the contaminated area and placing a recycling center over it. See the latest news report here.

Scientists urge Trump to respect 'scientific integrity and independence'

High levels of mercury found in South Florida dolphins

The environmental impact of oil and gas wastewater spills

For more recent developments, client updates, photos, and news, please see the links below.
All photos are by ESC unless otherwise noted

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