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Jul 11, 2019

Environmental Trouble Can Appear Anywhere

Perhaps a common tendency is to think that an environmental problem is most likely to arise in the course of manufacturing.  But given the substantial volume of environmental laws that have been enacted over the last several decades, potential for an environmental problem to surface at other places, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices,  shopping complexes, and residential dwellings, may be greater than ever.  » Read more

Jun 20, 2019

Environmental Audits: Is the House in Order?

Many businesses, including manufacturing facilities, hospitals and other health care providers, wastewater treatment facilities, and service providers, among others, regardless of size, spend considerable resources to ensure that key aspects of their operations are in proper order.  The focus is typically on maintenance of proper books and records, periodic auditing of financial and tax records, and compliance with occupational health and safety laws and employment and labor laws. » Read more

Jun 07, 2019

Building on a Brownfield Site?

Today, with the continuing concerns about urban sprawl and the desire for a greener environment, economic development of open space has become more challenging.  This has served to make “brownfield” sites potentially more attractive for development than in the past.  A brownfield is a property whose redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant, and include everything from former gas stations to large industrial complexes.» Read more

Jun 07, 2019

Welcome to Our Firm’s Environmental Law Blog

Over the years, the greater Lehigh Valley has steadily grown and now has a population of over 820,000.  While at one time manufacturing enterprises such as Bethlehem Steel, Mack Trucks, and cement and pigment industries were major employers, the employment landscape has transformed dramatically, with service industries having become major employers. » Read more

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