ESC provides consultation and technical assistance to community groups, government agencies, and businesses on environmental cleanup issues. To see examples of our work, check the current projects, recently completed projects, and the working with citizens sections under our Projects & Services tab.

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Read Peter deFur’s editorial, It’s The Environment, Mr. President-Elect

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Read Peter deFur’s op/ed on the future of the environment under The New Administration

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View Dr. deFur’s latest presentation on the proposed cleanup plan at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site

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The US House Subcommittee met on July 12 to consider Superfund reauthorization.

Click here to view Dr. deFur’s presentation on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site proposed cleanup plan

ESC Alert: The Lower Passaic River Record of Decision has been released.

Review some of 2015’s top environmental highlights in ESC’s It’s the Environment! 2015 Review.

Read Peter’s comments from the 11/18/2015 HRI CCC meeting.

ESC sounds off on EPA’s decision on the Housatonic River cleanup

Dr. deFur’s editorial on the state of the JAMES RIVER WATERSHED and the continuing risks it still faces

CHECK OUT OUR LATEST REPORT: James River Watershed Risk Analysis and our report Public Summary

Click here to view Peter’s presentation from a March 27th William and Mary Law Symposium on emerging contaminants in our waterways

Daily News

Jun 19, 2017

High levels of a dangerous chemical, 1,4-dioxane, at the Ringwood Superfund site are a potential threat to the nearby Wanaque Reservoir.

Jun 19, 2017

“The cheapest and quickest option is not always the best,” deFur said. “It’s dangerous to not get it right the first time.”

Jun 9, 2017

“Peter deFur, an environmental scientist who presented on behalf of the Housatonic River Initiative, said the group supports the EPA plan. ‘Now is the time to get them out of there to the greatest extent possible,’ he said of PCBs.”

May 23, 2017

ESC Inc Chair of the Board, Peter deFur, is quoted in the following article: “To me, improving the program means more aggressive cleanups that move contamination to lower levels, and more aggressive pursuit of potentially responsible parties. What does Pruitt mean by improve?”

Mar 31, 2017

GE wants to dump PCB contaminated sediment in three toxic waste disposal sites close to the Housatonic River.

Resources for Communities

Climate Explorer allows you to explore graphs and maps of historical and projected climate trends in your community.

EPA’s FEDfacts allows easy access to information on hazardous waste sites.

Technical Assistance Needs Assessment: A tool to determine if your community group could benefit from a Technical Assistance Grant.

Updated June 2012 – Compiled list of Community Advisory Groups (CAGs) for EPA Superfund sites, also found on the Assistance page

Updated July 2012 – Compiled list of Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Recipients, also found on the Assistance page

Click here for a comparison of the 3 different types of grants that the EPA provides

Located near a hazardous waste site? Click here to take the first step towards Superfund recognition -The Preliminary Assessment Petition

Environmental Health News (Compiled by Environmental Health Sciences)

ESC reports and presentations are available for public viewing. Look for links on individual project pages.

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