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On April.12, team Cosmic Crew participated in the Walk MS:Columbus 2014, held at the Columbus, Ohio Zoo & Aquarium, to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The funds raised will support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research, giving hope to the more than 14,000 people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in our community. more

Don’t wait until the last minute to turn in your Toxic Release Inventories (TRIs), also called 313s.  They must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014.  Under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, the US EPA compiled a list of over 650 chemicals that, when processed, manufactured, or otherwise used above certain thresholds, must be reported.  Once you determine that your use of a particular substance triggers TRI reporting, you’ll look at all the ways it is “released,” such as air emissions, storm water discharge, discharge to wastewater treatment works, or recycled.  TRIs also offer an opportunity to highlight any pollution prevention or source reduction efforts by your facility. more

Stone Environmental was contracted by a Central Ohio commercial lending institution in early December 2013 to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) for a commercial real estate transaction in Historic Italian Village in Columbus, Ohio, scheduled to close on Dec.31, 2013. more

For more than 15 years, a form of groundwater remediation had been in place at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Malabar Farms maintenance facility in Richland County, Ohio. The existing system had been unsuccessful in remediating the site and required a new design, operating, and maintenance system. ODNR selected Stone Environmental to reassess the site and to design and install a system that would remove petroleum hydrocarbons and residual hydrocarbons from the soil and groundwater resulting in a no further action (NFA) status from the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR). Stone Environmental also completed and submitted the application forms and five Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Regulation Control Board (PUSTRCB) claims for reimbursement of remediation costs. more

Here’s a list of things you may need to do in the first quarter to keep your facility in compliance:

1. Emergency Planning Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier II Reporting: Also known as 312-s, are due March 1, 2014. If you have more than threshold quantities of certain chemicals, this report must be filed with Federal and State EPA, the local Emergency Planning Commission, local fire department, and any other entity required for your location. more

Camp Wyandot, a nonprofit corporation, is a 100-acre campground located in Hocking County, Ohio. The camp has its own water supply wells and an on-site wastewater treatment plant constructed in 1965, which discharges to Clear Creek, a tributary of the Hocking River. Stone Environmental was hired to evaluate the sanitary sewer collection system and treatment facility on the campground. more

Westerville Parks and Recreation Department, Westerville Ohio

While Highlands Park had a functioning wetland, over the years it silted in and was overgrown with invasive cattail species.  A plan was developed to enhance the vegetative community and expand the boundaries to best utilize the available space. This increased area will both improve the habitat quality and allow a greater buffering capacity for storm water run-off and filtration. Scattered open water areas will function as habitat for fish and waterfowl, as well as act as a trap for suspended sediments.

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