Radon testing being conducted in a private residence.

HUD Strengthens Requirements for Evaluation of Radon, The Invisible Menace

Radon is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Class A carcinogen, and exposure to radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States. Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive naturally-occurring gas that moves up through the soil and often enters buildings through cracks and other defects…

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Phase I ESA Site Inspection

USEPA Approves New Phase I Standard

Over a year since its publishing, the USEPA has finally formally recognized the most recent standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) that was issued in late 2021 by ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing & Materials [ASTM]). As of February 2023, the federal EPA has approved the latest ASTM guidelines…

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PFAS Federal Regulations and Transactional Considerations

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a hot topic in the environmental sector given their widely anticipated regulation at the federal level due to the toxicity and persistence in the environment for a subset of these chemicals. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of various consumer and…

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Veteran Real Estate Professional Joins Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services

Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services, LLC (Pioneer) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eddie Adler as its Director of Business Development. Eddie will be responsible for growing Pioneer’s consulting program through our environmental assessment, site remediation, geotechnical and construction service offerings, and he will source and oversee projects ranging from initial due diligence through…

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Season’s Greetings From Pioneer!

We are very grateful to all our clients and partners for their patronage and wish you all health and success in the future. To pay our good fortune forward, we supported the following charitable organizations and events throughout the course of 2022: Action Truck Parts Golf Outing Benefitting the Special OlympicsBack2School IllinoisCAICC / Inti-Nest Inc.Camp…

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Site Closures Without Remediation In Indiana

Big changes have taken place in Indiana for contaminated sites seeking closure through any of the regulatory programs at IDEM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management). Closure of sites with releases of hazardous substances and/or petroleum products can now be achieved using consistent risk-based regulations that could allow all contamination to remain in place under certain…

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Another Pioneer Promotion

We are pleased to announce a recent promotion to Senior Project Manager for another Pioneer staff member, Kimberly Hempel. Kim started working as a Project Manager for Pioneer’s environmental engineering and assessment group in June 2014, and has over 15 years of experience in the environmental industry. In her time with Pioneer, she has conducted…

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Pioneer Promotion

We are excited to announce the recent promotion of Nicole Andrade, P.E. from Project Manager to Senior Engineer.  Nicole is coming up on 10 years here at Pioneer and has been a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E) since June 2015.  She has become our resident expert regarding Clean Construction or Demolition Debris (CCDD) testing and has…

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