LEI will be supervising the removal of hundreds of cubic yards of arsenic impacted soil to facilitate a proposed residential development in the southeast portion of West Michigan. The arsenic impacted soil exceeds DEQ direct contact cleanup criteria and threatens future land-use options. During a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and subsequent Phase II Investigation, LEI determined that the property was a former orchard where insecticides were likely applied.
LEI partnered with the Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce and Grand Haven High School (GHHS) in the Educators Working for Relevancy Program to bring relevancy from the workplace to the classroom. The primary program initiative for LEI was to assist GHHS with improving their existing environmental educational curriculum through exposure to real-world business experiences. This was achieved through various job shadowing events and a series of interviews focused on providing insight on educational requirements for employment in the environmental consulting industry. LEI enjoyed working with GHHS and looks forward to future educational development opportunities.