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We’re proud to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region Six recently awarded the Superfund Technical Assessment & Response Team (START) contract to the Weston Solutions, Inc. (Weston) team. CSS has supported the START program nationwide since 2005 and START Region Six as a prime contractor (2006-2016) and subsequently as a subcontractor to Weston. Our technical support includes Hazard Ranking System evaluations, preliminary assessments and site inspections, site investigations, emergency response, oil spill response, removal actions, technical and quality assurance editing, laboratory procurement and data validation. We couldn’t be more excited to continue to support this contract!

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Contributing to Wind Energy Area Designations 

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Large-Scale Decontamination Proves Successful

In the spring of 2022, we worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard on a project called Analysis for Coastal Operational Resiliency-Wide Area Demonstration (WAD) which tests large scale decontamination following the release of surrogate bioagents. The team conducted a WAD at a military base in Virginia to test decontamination…

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New Heavily Desired High Resolution Land Cover Data for the U.S. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced the launch of the long desired high-resolution coastal land cover data. This highly anticipated data are available for most coastal areas of the U.S., including Alaska and the U.S. territories.    CSS employee owners contributed to the release of this data set by participating in production activities and…