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Legionella in Buildings is No Joke – Get Proactive

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Legionella in buildings Unless you’ve been on vacation all summer, or you’ve been watching my beloved Chicago Cubs have a great season, you’ve heard or read about the Legionnaire’s disease cases in New York City. The 2015 outbreak, traced back to a Bronx hotel cooling tower, has caused 12 deaths and sickened 120 people. Obviously, this story is newsworthy, but it turns out Legionnaire’s disease can occur anywhere if the…

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Tropical Storm Erika Is Coming – Are You Ready?

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It’s definitely that time of year – storm season. The 10 year anniversary of Katrina is tomorrow, and the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Rita is coming up next month. By the way, are you watching the news coverage about Hurricane Katrina, or are you avoiding it? I can certainly understand wanting to watch it – or steer clear of it. Anyway, Tropical Storm Erika is coming, and right now…

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Hurricane Katrina News Coverage Has Officially Jumped the Shark

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I’ve been waiting for a glut of Hurricane Katrina stories (and don’t forget Hurricane Rita). But since many seem to consider Hurricane Rita a non-event, don’t expect too many commemorative stories of Hurricane Rita’s landfall, other than regional coverage. I don’t agree with that – but Hurricane Katrina stories will outnumber Hurricane Rita by a good 20 to 1. And now Hurricane Katrina news coverage has jumped the shark – and…

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Hurricane Katrina Asbestos Damage – Katrina Hits the Casinos

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Hurricane Katrina Asbestos Damage – Katrina Hits the Casinos If you ever had any doubt about the intensity of Hurricane Katrina, all you had to do was travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina blasted that region, and upon seeing the destruction, you can understand the difficulties the region experienced in cleanup and recovery. Hurricane Katrina asbestos damage didn’t help. In early 2006, we were asked to perform an…

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Environmental Noise Measurement

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Environmental Noise Measurement If you read my post about indoor noise, you know we get into some environmental topics that differ from the traditional asbestos, lead, and mold only problems that plague building owners and occupants. Talking about indoor noise is one thing, but what about noise that most of the time is out of our control – environmental noise? And how do we measure environmental noise? Usually we may…

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How Do You Separate Hurricane Katrina Mold Damage From Prior Mold Damage?

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How Do You Separate Hurricane Katrina Mold Damage From Prior Mold Damage? We’ll soon observe 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita affected the region. I’ve thought of the storms every once in a while, but even more so as we get close to August. Soon we’ll be inundated with stories retelling what happened in 2005 and in the years since. After Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, we worked to help Building Owners…

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Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later Part 1

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Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later Like many of you, we lived through Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, but we also worked to help Building Owners and Contractors in the aftermath of both storms. Most of our work was mold related, but we did a fair amount of asbestos work as a result of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Our work ranged from Pascagoula, Mississippi, all the way to southwest Louisiana. We worked…

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Hurricane Katrina – 10 Years Later Part 1

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Hurricane Katrina – 10 Years Later, Part 1 We’ll soon observe 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita affected the region. I’ve thought of the storms every once in a while, but a little less as time passes. Soon we’ll be inundated with stories retelling what happened in August 2005 and in the years since. Like many of you, we lived through Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, but we also worked to…

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Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later

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Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later To say that 2015 is moving along pretty quickly is an understatement. One thing that may have slipped past many of us, like the rapid passage of time, is the fact that we’ll soon observe 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita affected the region. Over the past couple of weeks I’d thought of the storms from time to time,…

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Speaking at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Asbestos and Lead Workshop

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Wynn L. White Consulting Engineers, Inc. is excited to announce an upcoming asbestos speaking engagement. Chris White, P.E., LEED AP, CBCP will speak at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Asbestos and Lead Workshop on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The workshop is free and runs from 9:00 am – 12:15 pm. This workshop will cover the Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP), provide a summary of the proposed rule revisions related to Chapter…

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