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Identifying the source(s) and composition of alleged stray gas can be challenging. It may be due to the site operations, a natural condition, or a combination of both. It may be non-threatening. Or it could pose a significant risk.

A ballot Measure W for a special parcel tax within the Los Angeles County Flood Control District was passed by voters on November 6, 2018. You can review a summary of Measure W here.

As you may know, President Trump just signed a key piece of legislation, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S.2800 or AWIA).

Compliance with California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65), the country’s toughest chemical-labeling law, is about to become even tougher.

Are You Ready?

As you may know, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued two standards—one for general and maritime industries, and the other for construction—to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica which can cause an incurable, often fatal lung disease. 

When it comes to emergency or disaster response, speed, safety, and effectiveness are simply non-negotiable. Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs) or drones deliver those results exponentially. From addressing natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and tornados to oil and gas and other hazardous materials releases, drones provide high resolution imagery with precise data that can only be collected by an airborne system in real time—all at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

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