Contaminant Profile: PAHs

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and for short, PAHs. Do you want the technical description of carbon chains and bonds or perhaps something more relevant? Let’s go with relevant and why they are even something that environmental consultants look for. For starters, PAHs comprise a group of compounds that are probably most commonly associated with the use of creosote as a wood preservative, which is most often seen with treated railroad ties and power poles. However, they are also created through incomplete combustion of petroleum hydrocarbon products (i.e. fires).

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UAV/Drone

Nichols Environmental has purchased and is licensed to operate a UAV/Drone for environmental and engineering uses.  Click here to learn more!

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Laboratory Submissions

Is your environmental consultant submitting soil/water samples for laboratory analyses following proper protocols?  Items to consider:

  1. Place one COC form per cooler to avoid confusion
  2. Don't mix samples with different COCs in each cooler
  3. Keep soil and water samples separated in different coolers
  4. Separate highly impated samples from clean samples
  5. Ensure labeling of samples is legible
  6. Fill out the entire COC with as much information as possible
  7. Keep samples cool using ice packs
  8. Submit samples within appropriate holding times

New Employee

Nichols Environmental would like to welcome Ms Anna Durante to our Edmonton office.  Anna is a hydrogeologist with a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta and comes to Nichols Environmental with several years of experience doing both hard rock geology and contaminated sites work.

Client Testimonial - Crude Oil Release

From a large midstream oil and gas client:

"This release response and cleanup went smoothly and was deemed as one of the most successful conducted to date"

Client Testimonial - Large Fuel Spill

… you have managed the most complex scenario that I have ever encountered and you did it with professionalism and poise that is absolutely top of game… Kudos to your firm and the fine people who make it what it is…

 

Locations

Head Office – Edmonton
17331 – 107th Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1E5

Phone: (780) 484-3377
Fax: (780) 484-5093

Calgary Office
427 Manitou Road SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C2

Phone: (403) 452-1820
Fax: (403) 984-8803

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