LEI Contracted To Oversee Emergency Spill Clean-Up – Grand Rapids, MI

In the early morning hours of September 6, 2012 a semi-tractor and trailer headed southbound on US-131 in Grand Rapids, Michigan crashed into the barricades near the ramp to west bound I-196.  The crash caused the large fuel tanks on the truck to burst spreading diesel fuel and fire throughout the area.  Thankfully, no one was injured in the accident and the fire department and emergency cleanup contractors were on site to respond.  The fuel spill, however, impacted unpaved portions of the roadway to the east and west of the ramp.

Removal of impacted soil on west side of ram

Removal of impacted soil on west side of ramp.

On September 11, 2012, LEI assisted Young’s Environmental Cleanup, Inc. in the excavation and disposal of around 80 cubic yards of impacted soil.  Restoration activities continued into the following day with the placement of fresh top soil, seed, and erosion prevention mats.

LEI to Present at NALMS Conference

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) will be presenting at the annual North American Lake Management Society Conference in November 2012.  LEI will be discussing the benefits of laminar flow aeration based on actual data obtained from recent pilot tests conducted in Michigan inland lakes.

West Michigan-Based Industrial Business Expands

A thriving industrial business located in Ottawa County retained Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) to assist with their expansion into a new location with known environmental concerns.  LEI’s role in this project will be to conduct a Phase I ESA, Phase II Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, and Due Care Plan.  The environmental services rendered will protect LEI’s client from cleanup liability relating to the known contamination and ensure compliance with applicable due care and continuing obligations.