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In-Situ Remediation

By Bill Johnston, PG Linebach Funkhouser, Inc. (LFI) personnel performed permanent closure, assessment and corrective action activities on (UST) systems at a former retail petroleum facility located in Louisville, KY. Three gasoline/diesel USTs were removed from the subject site in 1997.  During the removal of the USTs, a large amount separate phase product was observed…

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The Flow Below

By Brendan Merk, Senior Hydrogeologist In February of 2013, as part of LFI’s ongoing professional training and development program, the LFI staff was provided a technical presentation by Mr. Joseph Ray, a certified Professional Geologist and published author of many papers dealing with dye tracing and subsurface flow. A renowned karst specialist, Mr. Ray provided…

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Linebach Funkhouser Receives Subcontracts for Ohio River Bridges Project

Linebach Funkhouser, Inc. (LFI) was recently awarded two subcontract agreements with Walsh Construction Co. and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. to manage environmentally affected materials that may be encountered during upgrades to Spaghetti Junction and the new Downtown Crossing over the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. LFI will serve as the Contaminated Materials Manager under the…

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Call Before You Dig

By: Russell H. Brooks, P.G. Senior Engineer The federally-mandated, national “Call Before You Dig” number, 811, was created to help prevent unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on excavation, drilling, or similar subsurface projects. People often make risky assumptions regarding marking utility lines due to concerns about project delays, costs, and experience (or luck)…

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Linebach Funkhouser Awarded Multiple, Two Year Environmental Contracts with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

By: Russell H. Brooks, P.G. Senior Engineer Linebach Funkhouser, Inc. has been awarded two contracts with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet-Division of Environmental Analysis.  One is a two year contract for Statewide Underground Storage Tank/Hazardous Materials Services (UST/HazMat).  This is a work order-based contract with a value of $2,000,000. Services for this contract include investigating and…

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Successful Year of Groundwater Remediation

By: Russell H. Brooks, P.G. Senior Engineer Linebach Funkhouser had a successful year in 2011 remediating petroleum and mixed chlorinated/petroleum contaminated groundwater plumes at several sites across Kentucky. Through the efforts of 4 project managers, LFI has received, or is soon to receive, “No Further Action” letters from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Underground…

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Ozone Standards Postponed – A Good First Step

BY: Bradley L. Coyle, CHMM   President Barrack Obama may have actually inadvertently saved jobs recently when he asked EPA’s administrator, Lisa Jackson, to withdraw the agency’s draft for more stringent ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  By some estimates, the new ozone standard may have cost as much as $700 billion in negative…

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EPA’s Boiler MACT Rules

By: Bradley Coyle, CHMM EPA has, yet again, been tasked with a reissuance of a very controversial rule – the Boiler MACT.  The DC Circuit Court mandated that EPA issue a proposed rule and, as such, they have.  MACT, of course, is an acronym for Maximum Achievable Control Technology and is designated by utilizing the…

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LFI Awarded Two U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment Grants in Kentucky

LFI was recently selected through a competitive bidding process as the consultant of choice for two U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment Grants in the State of Kentucky.  The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) selected LFI for their $200,000 community-wide petroleum assessment grant.  NKADD wishes to identify suspect brownfield sites within the Licking River Greenway and…

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