Roux teamed up with our clients and subcontracting partners to support NYC Together’s Holiday Toy Drive. NYC Together provides an opportunity for students of color and New York City Police Officers to support one another in collaborative efforts to increase civic engagement, foster leadership, and strengthen communities. In the photos below, Roux’s Ian Holst, Project Engineer (middle), and some of our clients are holding just a few of the toys we donated to children in Brooklyn this holiday season.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of Superfund Sites targeted for immediate, intense action, as of December 8th 2017. The list is a response to July’s Superfund Task Force Recommendations. The EPA considers the sites listed to benefit from Administrator Scott Pruitt’s direct engagement, requiring timely resolve of specific issues to streamline cleanup and redevelopment and protect human health and the environment.
The list, spanning all ten EPA regions across the United States, with accompanying plans, issues, and categorizations associated with each site, can be found here.
For more information, please contact the EPA.
Our headquarters in Islandia, New York is seeking Staff Engineers and Geologists who will work on projects related to the investigation and environmental remediation of industrial and commercial sites, primarily in the New York metropolitan area. These entry-level positions require excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills, and a B.S. degree in engineering, geology, hydrogeology, or a related field. Click here to view all of our available positions at Roux Associates.
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Wednesday, December 6 – Thursday, December 7 Roux will be attending ICSC‘s New York Deal Making Conference at the Javits Convention Center, which is the organization’s second largest conference. This event will host 500 exhibitors and some 10,000 attendees. This events provides opportunities to gain information about the most current industry issues, and meet and make deals with colleagues doing business in their region.
Click here to register, and come visit Roux at Booth #2723.
What You Should Know About Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) for Environmental Claims
Lydia R. Dorrance, Ph.D. and Adam Love, Ph.D.
Roux’s Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Adam Love, Ph.D., Vice President coauthored an article published in the Environmental Claims Journal regarding the latest developments on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are a broad class of surfactant-like chemicals that are characterized by their many carbon-fluorine bonds.
Since the 1950s, PFAS have been widely used in numerous and varied products with industrial and commercial applications. However, concerns regarding potentially adverse human health and ecological impacts from exposure to PFAS chemicals have resulted in increased regulatory attention and lawsuits alleging bodily injury and/or property damage.
This article outlines what you should know about PFAS for environmental claims, including PFAS characteristics and uses, sampling and analysis, forensics, and more. Please click on the button below to request a complimentary copy.
Brownfields 2017 Conference
Tues, December 5th – Thurs, December 7th
Amanda Ludlow, Principal Scientist Presenting
ICSC – New York Deal Making Event
Wed, December 6th – Thurs, December 7th
New York, NY
Roux to Exhibit at Booth #2723
Tuesday, December 5 – Thursday, December 7 The Brownfields 2017 Conference is a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films, and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide attendees with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting brownfield challenges head-on. The conference features dozens of educational sessions, mobile workshops, and exceptional training for both beginners and professionals.
On Wednesday, December 6th, Roux’s Amanda Ludlow, Principal Scientist, will present “Beyond Compliance: Innovation in Sustainable Remediation” as part of the conference’s track on Liability & Enforcement and Cleanup and Remediation Approaches. “Beyond Compliance” remediation goes beyond accepted best practices. This panel will cover best practices from states, municipalities and consultants, and include spotlights on programs like the NYC Clean Soil Bank and California’s Green Remediation program. For more information and registration, please click here.