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Carlson Environmental is now a Nova Group, GBC Company!
By Carlson Environmental | Share
11 Oct

Nova Group, GBC (“Nova”), an industry leading commercial real estate due diligence advisory firm, announces the acquisition of Carlson Environmental Inc. (“Carlson”), a full-scale environmental consulting firm. As with previous strategic acquisitions, Nova Group, GBC sees Carlson Environmental as an…

Project Spotlight – Ex-Situ Soil Remediation
By Carlson Environmental | Share
9 Feb

Last month, Carlson completed ex-situ soil remediation on a portion of the former Republic Steel plant on Chicago’s far south side that is being redeveloped. The soils on site contained concentrations of benzene which would have required excavation and off-site…

PFAS – The Next Big Thing?
By Carlson Environmental | Share
12 Nov

The environmental industry seems to thrive on acronyms and it appears the “next big thing” in our acronym alphabet soup is PFAS. Per- and poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been produced since the…

Do you have Asbestos?
By Carlson Environmental | Share
22 Jan

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil. Because of its fiber strength, chemical and heat resistance, asbestos has been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, most commonly in building…

Carlson Environmental Turns 30!
By Carlson Environmental | Share
23 Apr

Carlson Environmental Inc. is happy to announce that this April marks our 30th year in business! Founded in 1988 by Dr. Richard J. Carlson, Carlson Environmental has grown from a small firm of just two employees, to a family of…

Environmental Due Diligence – It’s Not Just For Buyers
By Carlson Environmental | Share
28 Feb

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) have become commonplace and they are the foundation of environmental due diligence efforts for prospective real estate buyers, but they can also be a valuable tool for the well-prepared seller on the other side…

Illinois To Mandate Drinking Water Testing In Schools
By Carlson Environmental | Share
12 Jan

Illinois lawmakers have taken a step to protect the health of the children of Illinois and eliminate the lead within school drinking water supplies.  Illinois is soon to be one of the few states to require all pre-kindergarten to fifth…

The Big Cover-Up
By Carlson Environmental | Share
15 Oct

Engineered barriers have become the most common cleanup strategy used to obtain No Further Remediation (NFR) letters from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA’s) Site Remediation Program (SRP), and it is no wonder. Barriers are a flexible and economical alternative…

The Best Defense is a Good Offense
By Carlson Environmental | Share
1 Jun

Property Owners: Protect yourself with an effective environmental management program What’s the risk for property owners? Under the strict, joint and several liability provisions of CERCLA (aka Superfund), property owners are potentially liable for cleanup costs on the same legal…

Drugs in My Drinking Water?
By Carlson Environmental | Share
27 May

According to the Alliance for the Great Lakes “Recent tests have found very low levels of pharmaceuticals in Lake Michigan at the water intakes for major metropolitan centers like Chicago and Milwaukee. Testing of drinking water outside the Great Lakes…

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