Steps Businesses Can Take to Ensure They Are Using Clean Energy (Guest Post)

sustainable clean energy

Throughout the past few years, companies all around the country have made it a goal to ensure that they are running as sustainably as possible. In many cases, both the public and a company’s stakeholders have demanded changes be made to the way a company conducts itself. However, it can be difficult to understand what […]

Most Common Type of Soil Contaminants in Environmental Remediation

Red polluted water stream in Geamana, Rosia Montana, Romania

Soil contamination is a form of land degradation brought by the spillage, migration, or burying of hazardous contaminants to the soil ecosystem from untreated industrial effluents, manufacturing wastes, local waste, agrochemicals, and other man-made substances or activities. Soil contaminants not only affect the soil but has an adverse effect on animal, plant, and human health […]

What are the most common methods for soil testing in an environmental characterization study?

Soil Testing. Agronomy Inspector Taking Soil Sample

Heavy metals are naturally occurring elements that accumulate in the soil due to anthropogenic activities such as mining, smelting, corrosion, and agricultural activities. These elements can be toxic to humans and plants if ingested in high quantities. Due to their high degree of toxicity, lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and mercury are among the detrimental metals […]

Site remediation of mine waste includes cleaning up the water pollution effects from mining

Chemist examining water

Mining is a common economic activity in an industrialized society, but it entails undeniable negative impacts on the environment. Water pollution is primarily associated with mining operations as mining threatens all kinds of waterways, from rivers and lakes to drinking water supplies. It is of significant concern as all lifeforms are dependent on water, and […]

The main three types of environmental remediation and reclamation

Remediation is the process of removing contaminants from sites that have been polluted from industrial, manufacturing, mining, and commercial activities. Remediation involves an all-encompassing step process of land restoration from detection, investigation, assessment, determination of remedial measure, actual clean-up, to site redevelopment. The following are different common types of remediation implemented in many polluted sites. […]

Mining, Smelters, Water Pollution, and Environmental Remediation

Smelters are facilities that extract more refined metals from ores. Copper, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, gold, cobalt and cadmium are extracted using this procedure from earth samples and residues. Smelting involves heating the ore with a reducing agent such as charcoal, coke or other purifying agents. Although it is beneficial to the metal production industry, […]

Scoping an Environmental Characterization Project

Mining Activities Equipment Houses Walkerville Butte Montana USA

We at Anderson, understand that environmental characterization is a crucial step in any site remediation process. It is necessary for providing vital information required for analyzing the extent of contamination and for assessing the risks associated with it. It also leads to the design of possible remedy actions, up to the final selection of appropriate remedial systems and strategies. […]

What is Environmental Safety?

Safety at work with forklift in warehouse

Environmental safety is defined by the guidance, policies, and practices enforced in order to ensure that the surrounding environment is free from hazards that will warrant the safety and well-being of workers and employees, residents near industrial operations, as well as the prevention of accidental environmental damage. The surrounding areas include industrial facilities, work areas, and […]

Environmental Remediation and Sources of Water Pollution: Point and Nonpoint Sources

Plowed land

Water, known as the “universal solvent,” can dissolve a majority of substances compared to other liquids on earth. Because of this unique property, it is vulnerable to water pollution as toxic substances can easily dissolve and mix with water. When harmful substances such as chemicals or microorganisms get dissolved, it becomes contaminated, rendering it toxic to […]

Water pollution effects from mining require environmental characterization.

Landscape old waterlogged sand quarry. Environmental pollution

Mining is an everyday economic activity in an industrialized society, but it entails undeniable negative impacts on the environment.  Water pollution is primarily associated with mining operations as mining threatens all kinds of waterways, from rivers and lakes to drinking water supplies. It is of significant concern as all lifeforms are dependent on water, and […]