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Where Exactly Does A Remediation Contractor Go on Vacation?

How about the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster! Nathan Lichti and his wife were visiting family friends in the Ukraine this May. So why not visit the site of a nuclear reactor meltdown? Thirty years ago, one of the largest environmental disasters resulted in the permanent evacuation of over 300,000 people and economic

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Patrick O’Neill from Vertex on the Marilyn Denis Show

A few years ago, November 2011 to be precise, Patrick O’Neill from Vertex was on the Marilyn Denis Show on CTV as part of a segment discussing the issue of leaking oil tanks on residential properties. Mike Holmes was the featured guest, but Pat was also part of the discussion. Check out this blast from

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A Salty Tale of Probing

by Patrick O’Neill About five years ago I began working with some innovative tools that profiles the subsurface in real time.  While a lot of people are aware of these technologies and their main functions, whether it is profiling LNAPL impacts (LIF), dissolved phase impacts (MIP) or subsurface permeability (HPT), not everyone knows about the common

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Bruce Tunnicliffe vs Sidney Crosby: Focus on Your Strengths

by Bruce Tunnicliffe Have you ever watched someone perform a difficult task effortlessly? On the ice rink, I watch other players efficiently skate, skillfully deke, and prolifically score… while I have difficulty accepting a pass! A logical solution would be for me to work on my hockey weaknesses to improve my skills. But will I

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Confessions of a Former Environmental Consultant

by Kevin French Many friends and colleagues have asked me: “What made you decide to become an environmental remediation contractor?”  It’s a good question.  Until recently, I had exclusively been an environmental consultant and, I like to think, a pretty good one.  That part of my career lasted 24 years.  You might think that is

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