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Pollution Cleanup is Costly. Are you on the Right Track?

Pollution Assessment & Remediation

Jun 16, 2020

Pollution Cleanup is Costly. Are you on the Right Track?
If you are currently cleaning up a release of oil or hazardous material under MassDEP’s waste site cleanup program, ask yourself these questions: Is the project making substantial progress toward closure? Am I getting the best value from my current contractor? We review existing conditions, conduct a technical and regulatory compliance evaluation, and map out a strategy to closure...

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PFAS Chemicals Now Require Annual Toxic Use Reporting Beginning 2020 – Due July 1, 2021

Government and Permitting & Compliance

Jun 11, 2020

PFAS Chemicals Now Require Annual Toxic Use Reporting Beginning 2020 – Due July 1, 2021
Effective January 1, 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) added Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of 172 synthetic chemicals, to the list of reportable chemicals covered by the Toxic Release PSA Inventory (TRI) program under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). TRI reporting forms (Form R or A) for these chemicals...

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You Can Count on SAK’s Continued Help during COVID-19!

Other Category

Apr 08, 2020

SAK continues to operate, uninterrupted, to support those that provide “essential” services to the community – energy, solid waste, critical manufacturing supply chains, public safety, and infrastructure construction. Our field operations, regulatory filings, environmental monitoring, and OHM spill response continue to operate smoothly in accordance with state and CDC COVID-19 risk reduction protocols, and SAK’s internal policies. Our...

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SAK Welcomes Three!

Other Category

Apr 07, 2020

Derek DeCastro joins SAK as an Environmental Scientist to support building sciences and field operations. Formerly an environmental coordinator at American Tower Corp, Derek brings SAK a unique blend of experience in environmental risk management and telecommunications development.  When not working, he is an avid hiker, golfer and Boston Bruins fan who loves to travel. His favorite traveling and...

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Environmental Reporting Deadlines Fast Approaching

Pollution Assessment & Remediation

Jan 13, 2020

If your facility emits pollutants (including greenhouse gases) to the air, manages hazardous waste or Listed toxic substances, then the upcoming regulatory reporting deadlines may apply to you. February 2020: Massachusetts Air Source Registration for selected triennial filers are required to report their air emissions for 2018 to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) by February 7, 2020. MADEP...

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PFAS and Environmental Site Assessments – What You Should Know

Pollution Assessment & Remediation

Oct 07, 2019

What Are They? Why Should You Care? PFAS are emerging contaminants that have caught the eye of regulators because of their adverse health effects, and now having drinking water quality and waste site cleanup standards, they are something else to look for when conducting environmental due diligence on property. PFAS are a group of compounds called Per-and PolyFluoroAlky Substances &ndash...

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Think You’re Recycling Now? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

Pollution Assessment & Remediation

Oct 07, 2019

Think You’re Recycling Now? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!
MADEP Releases Draft 10-year Solid Waste Master Plan On September 27, 2019, The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) released a draft of the state’s updated Solid Waste Master Plan for 2020 to 2030 for public comment.  If you think you’ve been recycling now, you’ve haven’t seen nothing yet!  The outlook for solid waste...

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Overwhelmed? SAK Environmental Provides EHS Services That Meet Your Needs

Pollution Assessment & Remediation

Feb 04, 2019

For over 15 years, SAK Environmental has been providing environmental health & safety (EHS) program services to large and small companies.  From startups to global corporations, they all rely on SAK for cost effective EHS support.  The benefits of partnering with SAK Environmental include: Tailored services when you need them One point of contact, backed by a wide...

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SAK Wins Best of Boston for Sustainable Geothermal Design

Sustainable Development

Nov 19, 2018

SAK Wins Best of Boston for Sustainable Geothermal Design
SAK Environmental was selected by Boston Magazine as the Best of Boston 2017 for best sustainable design and construction of geothermal systems. Our selection was based in part on SAK's work on a closed loop geothermal system at Salem State Universityand our work with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to help administer their thermal energy rebate program across the...

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SAK Environmental Receives Top Safety Rating

Government

Sep 19, 2018

SAK Environmental Receives Top Safety Rating
SAK Environmental receives top safety rating from ISNetworld, a global leader in safety certification. Many of SAK's clients rely on ISNetWorld and similar certifying bodies to vet and prequalify contractors. Our work inserts us into all types of work environments...power generation and transmission, construction, transportation, petrochemical, and manufacturing with many of our client facilities OSHA Voluntary Protection Program...

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