B.F. Environmental Consultants based in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Poconos region has been providing professional environmental, hydrological, geological, and soils consulting services since 1985. The company specializes in the following areas: hydrogeological and wastewater evaluations for siting land-based wastewater disposal systems; overseeing the siting, exploration, and development of community/ commercial water supply sources; and other environmental services.
Stormwater Management Presentations
Display Presentation - 2010 Northeastern PA Energy Expo
More Recent Powerpoint Presentations (Most Recent Presentations)
Presentation to the E. L. Rose Conservancy in Susquehanna County, PA on the Citizen Groundwater Database - Findings to Data, Recommendations for Testing, and Need for Private Well Construction Standards- (pdf)
Lehigh valley Clean Water Summit -- Sourcewater Protection - Maintaining the Balance (9/2011) (1 mb)
PA State Nursing Association - Marcellus Shale - Unearthing Environmental Health Issues for Nurses(pdf of event)- "Getting the Waters Tested - The Marcellus Shale Factor -
October 7, 2011- Link to Event. Notes for Nurses - Final Presentation .
November 14 and November 15, 2011 - 2011 Private Well Symposium - The importance for Fixing Private Wells in Pennsylvania - The Marcellus Shale Factor-Concurrent Session 3: Hydrofracturing and Its Impact on Groundwater (November 14, 2011 - 3:30 to 5:00 pm)- pdf version of presentation.
Recently Completed - South Branch Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Coalition, an arm of the Countryside Conservancy- 11/17/2011
Recently Completed - Wayne County Task Force 11/18/2011- Methane Gas Migration - Link to Local Story.
Recently Completed- New Getting the Waters Tested - The Marcellus Shale Factor - An Industry Perspective. November 4, 2011 - 9:00 - Noon - Hosted by Wilkes University.
"Getting the Waters Tested - An Industry Perspective" - PIOGA Winter Conference - Feb. 8, 2012.
Getting the Waters Tested - The Marcellus Shale Factor - An Industry Perspective and How to Work With Private Well Owners and the Community. March 9, 2012- 9:00 - Noon - Hosted by Wilkes University.
Presentation - PWEA Conference on Marcellus Shale - March 16, 2012.
Marcellus Shale for Young Adults (pdf) - Presentation for DCNR (March 2012).
Interesting PDF Files (Sorry to Say - Mostly Related to Marcellus Shale)
Hydraulic Fracturing Paper - World Watch
Induced Fracturing - Barnett and Marcellus Shale
Hydraulic Fracturing Report - ALL Consulting
Frac Water Chemistry - BJ Services
Frac Water Chemistry - Haliburton
Marcellus Shale Study Guide - League of Women Voters
Region 8 - Pavillion Area (Woming) - Initial Study
How to Shock Disinfect a Well
Congress of US Report - 2/18/2010 - MOU Hydraulic Fracturing
New Manual or Guide for Private Wellowners on Water Quality
PA Hydrofracturing - State Review - September 2010
Real-Time Measurement to Optimize Placement of Marcellus Shale Wells
PA DEP Listing of Frac Chemicals - based on June 30, 2010 Survey (This
is a review of MSDS sheets within permit and lists all chemicals cited) Note:
Not every company uses all these chemicals.
CHK - Chesapeake Energy - Frac Chemicals
Talisma Energy Frac- Chemicals
Range Resources - Frac Chemicals
PADEP File Review by Others - Chemistry of Flowback Water- VOCs, SOCs, Inorganics, Glycols, and Radiologicals
Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Management of Canadian Geese
Natural Gas - Marcellus Shale - Challenges / Opportunies (USEPA)
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) - Oil and Gas Development
Classification of Radioactive Waste
CleanStim System- Frac Fluid System
Brine Water Quality - Oil and Gas Pennsylvania- Chemistry / Origin Western Pennsylvania
Sampling and Analysis of Water Streams from Marcellus Shale Development (2009)
PADEP Recommendations for Baseline Testing of Private Wells - This is a
Basic Oil & Gas Pre-Drill Parameters they are Recommending (11/2010)-
Commonwaters Partnership -Natural Gas Best Management Practices - Delaware
River Basin Region
Citizens Guide to the Marcellus Shale (Fall 2010)
Letter from EPA to PADEP on Radiologicals (3/7/2011)
Oil Field Brines - geochemical analysis and information
PA Model Ordinance Related to Natural Gas - Good Start
Methane Gas Migration / Wells - PADEP, Kentucky, PSU, and Stray Gas Migration.
Recent Presentation at AWWA on Bromide and TTHMs (not my work)
Comments - My Contribution to the Evaluation of the Duke Study
Information on Stray Gas Analysis and Isotopic Analysis
Secretary of Energy - Shale Gas Report - August 2011
The Experts ?- Drs Howarth, Ingraffea & Engelder debate pro's & con's of hydrofracking
My General Comments on this Article (2011).
PSU Summary Report - Private Well Water Quality in PA (2007).
New Report on Natural Gas Well Cementing (2012)
RAND Report on Using Acid Mineage Drainage (2011)
Recent Report on Methane Gas - Fingerprinting (2012)
PA Geologic Survey and PA Council of Professional Geologists review of the Tom Myers paper
titled "Potential Contamination Pathways from Hydraulically Fractured Shale to Aquifers" (2012).