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Subchapter T: To Permit or Not To Permit, That is the Question

Whitehead E. S. routinely works with buyers/sellers of commercial real estate on a full range of environmental concerns. In Dallas, this includes building structures on closed landfills. In many cases, the former landfill was an unknown that was identified or suspected in the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). This is especially the case along IH-35 in Dallas moving north to Lewisville where much of the area was formerly used for sand and gravel mining. The former pits

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Whitehead E. S. Pays It Forward!

As a graduate of Texas A&M University and Environmental Scientist at Whitehead E. S., giving back to my community is a privilege that I strive to accomplish on a regular basis. Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a judge for the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division.  I remember (in the not too distant past) attending many graduate student research competitions. I especially remember how

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Back in the Saddle Again!

Whitehead E. S. has moved from our temporary location at 1612 J Avenue back to the “Big House” located at 906 E. 18th Street in Plano, Texas. The building is the former residence of W&M Environmental Group and is considered my “old stomping grounds”. I started Whitehead & Mueller (W&M) along with Dan Mueller back in October 1995. W&M later became W&M Environmental Group which, with the help of Gene Murray and Nic Andreani (and many others),

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Contaminated Industrial Facility

Industrial Facility South Texas Whitehead Environmental Services is assisting local environmental attorney with the evaluation of a VCP case in south Texas. The Site is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals. Since PCBs are present, this project involves the TCEQ and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). WES is working with the Client on the Phase II, VCP case (soil remediation and VCP reports), and management of the project.

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Soil Contamination from Metals

Local Texas Bank Whitehead E. S. conducted a Phase I ESA of this manufacturing plant in central Texas. The Phase I ESA identified issues related to soil impacts from cutting oil and metal shavings (waste material in roll-off container). The Phase II sampling identified petroleum hydrocarbons, arsenic, and lead in the soil. WES conducted off-Site sampling to develop site-specific background concentrations for selected metals that allowed for higher cleanup levels in the remediation of compacted

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Contaminated Retail Site

Texas Real Estate Developer WES conducted Phase II sampling at this retail center in central Texas. The Site was impacted with metals in the soil and dry cleaning related compounds such as tetrachloroethene (“perc”) in the groundwater. The property was subsequently entered into TCEQ’s Voluntary Cleanup Program. Since the contaminants were present above TCEQ Action Levels, WES is utilizing an MSD. The site was; however, located in a small city that was not aware of

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