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EEC Environmental Welcomes Senior Project Geologist

EEC Environmental (EEC) is proud to announce and welcome Senior Project Geologist, Jeff Hensel, PG. Mr. Hensel’s responsibilities include technical oversight of site investigation and remediation projects, client development, staff mentorship, as well as general management responsibilities. Mr. Hensel comes to EEC with more than 29 years of site investigation and remediation experience with a proven track record of technical project execution; project, liability and contractor management; project safety; governmental

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EEC Honored To Host Chinese Delegation of Mayors

EEC Environmental (EEC) was honored to host a delegation of mayors representing 12 cities from the province of Shangdong, China.  The purpose of the visit was to observe state-of-the-art technologies for soil and groundwater remediation and industrial wastewater treatment. The visit included tours of an operating soil and groundwater remediation system installed and operated by EEC and an industrial laundry facility using ceramic microfiltration to treat and recycle their wastewater.  The

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EEC Vice President Spoke At Oil Extraction Symposium

[caption id="attachment_3818" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Paul Rodriguez, OC Register Staff Photographer[/caption] EEC Environmental (EEC) Vice President, and Principal Hydrogeologist, Mark Zeko spoke at California State University, Fullerton's campus as a panelist on Symposium on the Impact of Oil Extraction in North Orange County. The panel was comprised of distinguished scientists and industry representatives with expertise in hydraulic fracturing and its environmental impact. Mr. Zeko addressed the environmental impact questions. EEC's Vice

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EEC’s Mark Zeko Honored With CSUF Alumni of the Year Award

EEC Environmental (EEC) Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist, Mark Zeko, was presented with the 2014 Geological Sciences Alumni of the Year Award at Cal State Fullerton’s Department of Geological Sciences’ 5th Annual Geology Research Day. Mark was honored for his continued commitment to the Department as well as his ongoing contributions to the environmental industry. Mark graduated from C.S.U.F. with a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1987 and a

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EEC Covers Hydraulic Fracturing At 16th Annual CUPA Training Conference

EEC Environmental Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist, Mark Zeko, spoke at the 16th Annual California CUPA Training Conference at the San Francisco Hyatt in Burlingame, CA. Mark covered Hydraulic Fracturing during a session at the conference and participated, along with other regulatory inspectors and industry professionals, in some of the training offered by Local, State, and Federal environmental agencies. Some of the topics covered included hazardous materials risk management, hazardous

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Soil Vapor Extraction: A Proven Method of Reducing VOCs in Environmental Media

Soil vapor extraction (SVE) is a proven in-situ technology used to remediate various volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from soil and soil vapor within the vadose zone. Vapor extraction involves applying a vacuum throughout the area of soil that has been impacted by VOCs. Through the pressure differential created between the extraction wells and the surrounding soil, VOCs are stripped from the soil by moving air through the vadose soil zone.

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EEC Attended State Bar of CA Environmental Law Conference Covering Environmental Issues

EEC Environmental continued its sponsorship and attendance at the State Bar of California 2013 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite on October 24–27, 2013. EEC’s booth provided information about the firm’s litigation support services, including contaminant investigations, remediation, hydraulic fracturing environmental support, industrial wastewater, NPDES compliance, and stormwater. The Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources

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A Brief History of Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a stimulation process used to extract natural gas (and in some cases oil) from deep reserves 5,000-8,000 feet below the ground surface.  This process allows energy companies to access previously unavailable energy sources in California and other states. The fracking process involves pumping water, chemicals, and sand (proppant) slurry at high pressure into a well, which fractures the surrounding rock formation and props open passages,

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