Comprehensive environmental services including site assessment, remediation, and indoor air quality.
Technical Services Division
The L & R Group (L & R), is a full-service environmental consulting, decontamination, decommissioning, remediation, and waste management firm providing high-quality, practical, cost-effective solutions to your environmental challenges. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality, cost-effective services to meet your environmental needs.
L & R personnel have many years of experience in:
♦ Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Management
♦ Waste Treatment
♦ Health and Safety Planning
♦ Site Characterization
♦ Site Remediation
♦ Asbestos Analysis and Testing Services
We are hands-on consultants / contractors and perform most projects turn-key. With our resources, equipment and experience, we have successfully completed a broad range of environmental projects with a minimal use of sub contractors, which helps to control costs. Our experience in characterization, waste management, and remediation has allowed us to manage and complete countless site investigations, tank removals, and remediation projects for clients throughout the United States. L & R has performed remediation of soil, groundwater, and structures including decommissioning and closure of waste management areas regulated under US NRC, RCRA, CERCLA, UST, and TSCA.
Our goal is to form long-term working relationships with our clients by demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of their unique environmental needs and by assisting them in achieving compliance with regulations influencing their operations.
Asbestos is most commonly found in older homes and buildings in the following materials:
- pipe and furnace insulation materials
- roofing materials
- exterior siding
- wallboard and textures/joint compound
- textured paints and other coating materials
- flooring materials and adhesives
While many asbestos containing materials have been banned in the United States, asbestos continues to be used today in building material construction making it necessary to test modern building materials.
The following are some of the materials in which the use of asbestos is not banned and may be used in new construction today:
- Vinyl floor tile
- Roofing felt
- Roof coatings
- Non-roofing coatings
- Cement shingle
- Cement pipe
- Cement corrugated sheet
- Cement flat sheet
- Pipeline wrap
- Automatic transmission components
- Clutch facings
- Friction materials
- Disk brake pads
- Drum brake linings
- Brake blocks
If asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities, asbestos fibers can be released to the air where they can become an inhalation hazard. To be a significant health concern, asbestos fibers must be inhaled at high concentrations over an extended timeframe. Significant exposure to asbestos increases the risk of asbestosis or mesothelioma.
Asbestosis is scarring of the lung tissue. Asbestosis restricts breathing leading to decreased lung volume and increased resistance in the airways. It is a slowly progressive disease with a latency period of 15 to 30 years.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the pleural lining and is considered to be exclusively related to asbestos exposure. By the time it is diagnosed, it is almost always fatal. Similar to other asbestos related diseases, mesothelioma has a longer latency period of 30 to 40 years.