How remote can we get for our projects? One of our most recent hazardous materials surveys was for an old school building site in Quinhagak, Alaska which is approximately a mile from the Kuskokwim Bay of the Bering Sea.
In addition to Quinhagak, EHSI has worked on a number of projects throughout Alaska including: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Dutch Harbor, Tok Junction, Cooper Center, Dillingham, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Homer, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, Prudhoe, Seward, Sitka, Soldotna, Unalaska, Valdez, Wasilla, and Yakutat. Services provided have included hazardous materials management, indoor air quality testing, underground storage tank assessments and closures, Voluntary Cleanup Program support, and soil vapor extraction well removal.
We had a kickoff meeting for our $2 million project with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District to abate heavy metal dust at a hangar at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. After several months of planning and getting security clearances we are finally ready to begin the abatement work. Our first crew is going to start mobilization this week.
Kickoff Meeting for Grand Forks AFB Hangar Abatement
EHSI was happy to participate as volunteers to facilitate the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) TechnoBowl competition. TechnoBowl is a Jeopardy-style competition for local high school teams with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related subjects. This event is an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom and to network with area public agencies and private sector firms about careers in engineering and science. Each year winning school teams receive prizes donated by SAME and member firms. Congratulations to all of the winning high schools!
EHSI’s Volunteers Facilitating the TechnoBowl Competition