Tag Archives: property remediation

Hazards Below the Surface

Bulk storage tanks for liquid chemical products can take up a lot of space.  Many chemical distributors and industrial manufacturers have large facilities and tank farms to house the chemicals they handle.  For smaller distributors, especially in urban settings, space limitations might prevent above ground tanks from being an option.  When the space isn’t available, […]

Asbestos Key Facts

Asbestos has been a common word in the public sphere for many years.  It’s widely known that Asbestos poses a risk to the public health but asbestos has a long and complicated history that many people at risk of exposure may not be aware of.  The following are a few important facts to know about […]

Metals in the Environment

There are many elements that display the properties necessary to be considered a metal.  Although almost 80% of the elements listed on the periodic table are thought of as metals, only a handful are classified as being potentially toxic and harmful to the environment.  These elements include well known metals such as Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, […]

Superfund Sites and Environmental Remediation

‘Superfund’ is a word that is commonly used in the media when referring to areas that have been contaminated with toxic materials.  The use of the word began in 1980 when the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) was passed into law.  In the decades prior to the passing of CERCLA, it was […]

Emergency Response and Spill Reporting

At Protect Environmental, we know that when a spill of regulated material occurs, it is important to take the proper reporting actions immediately to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.  The person or company that is deemed the responsible party is not only liable for cleanup costs but can also have hefty fines levied […]

Basic Information About PCBs

There are many chemicals that can cause health and environmental problems if mishandled or accidentally released and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are a family of chemicals that require special consideration.  PCBs have several qualities that made them ideal for use in a multitude of products but over the years, the toxicity and other dangers of PCBs […]

Overview of Spill Regulations in the state of Texas

No matter what companies try to do to avoid chemical spills, unforeseen factors will lead to accidental releases of chemicals or materials into the environment.  The Federal and state governments have many rules regarding how spills of hazardous and non-hazardous materials should be handled.  In the state of Texas, the regulations for spills and required […]

Spring Cleaning

April is here and it’s time for spring cleaning. Do you have a buildup of waste(s) that needs disposal? Don’t let it pile up anymore!! Call Protect to start your spring cleaning project today! Do you know that waste disposal and storage of hazardous waste have a deadline for storage? You only have 90 days […]