Environmental Enlightenment - Special Bulletin
By Ami Adini - Issued March 15, 2011

This is a SHORT, LIGHT and SIMPLE newsletter. Its purpose is to rekindle in the initiated terminology they have once learned, and enlighten the uninitiated on terms they may have heard but never known the meaning of.

Course Information: Sustainable Remediation Methods

In a departure to our regular newsletter publications, I take this opportunity to inform you of an educational course being offered by Mr. Jim Jacobs and the UC Berkeley Extension program in the San Francisco area.

Jim Jacobs is a 20-year veteran hydrogeologist, professional colleague, and Fulbright Scholar in environmental sciences and engineering.

Starting in the end of March, Jim will be delivering a course in Sustainable Remediation Methods for Soils and Water through the UC Berkley Extension program in downtown San Francisco. Students will learn about remediation of contaminated soil and water by using sustainable cleanup methodologies that minimize energy, water use, material resources, and labor while also reducing waste disposal.

I have known Jim for 6 years. He assists my firm in the remediation of contaminated land by injection of oxidants. In 2007, Jim and I, in company with two renowned California environmental scientists, traveled to Israel to deliver a week of workshops to environmental stakeholders (consultants, regulators and representatives of military operations).

Jim is the current president of CORE Environmental Foundation, a non-profit California group whose goal is "A thriving community of environmental stakeholders advocating effective, cost-efficient remediation for contaminated land and groundwater." You can visit http://www.coreenvironmental.org for more information. Currently, the group advocates extension of California Assembly Bill 1188 in support of financing cleanup of petroleum-product-contaminated properties.

Course and sign-up information is available at the UC Berkley Extension course page: http://extension.berkeley.edu/cat/course2515.html


You can find past issues of our "Environmental Enlightenment" at amiadini.com Wealth of information about environmental site assessments in the real estate transactions and issues concerning assessment and cleanup of contamination in the subsurface soil and groundwater.

Call me if you have any questions. There are no obligations.

Ami Adini Environmental Services, Inc.
Environmental Consultants & General Engineering Contractors
California Lic. #1009513 A B HAZ ASB
818-824-8102; mail@amiadini.com

Ami Adini is a veteran environmental practitioner with over 40 years of experience. He carries a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering including academic credits in Nuclear and Chemical Engineering and postgraduate education in these fields. His career includes design and construction of nuclear plant facilities, chemical processing plants and hazardous wastewater treatment systems. He is a former California Registered Environmental Assessor Levels I & II in the 1988-2012 registry that certified environmental professionals in the assessment and remediation of environmentally impacted land, and a Registered Environmental Professional (REP) since 1989 with the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP). He is a California Business & Professions Code Qualifying Responsible Managing Officer (RMO) in the General Engineering Contractor classification with Hazardous Substance Removal and Asbestos certifications, and president of AMI ADINI ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. (AAES), a general engineering contractor and consulting firm specializing in environmental site assessments, rehabilitation of contaminated sites and removal of environmental risks from real-estate transactions. (Contact Ami for a complete resume.) AAES provides practical solutions to environmental concerns using the highest standards of ethics and integrity while providing its clients with maximum return on their investments.