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Practical Guide Series

– A Practical Guide to Environmental Risk: Perception, Assessment, Communication. PlaceWorks, 2014.

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School Sites and Air Toxics Don’t Mix,  April 2016

               – Get the Lead Out … of School Drinking Water. January 2014

Waste-by-Rail: Regional Benefits vs. Local Challenges. November 2013

Rail Yard Emissions and Schoolchildren: Growing Concern over Air Toxics. October 2008

Railroads, Pipelines and Schools. October 2008

Your Homework Assignment: Find a Safe and Healthy Charter School Facility by Considering These 8 Factors. September 2008

Safe Routes to School: Steps to Safer School Communities. April 2004

What You Need to Know About SB 352. January 2004

Components of a Rail Risk Assessment. 2002

Safe Community Planning & Design: An Introduction to Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). 1997

Case Studies

– Irvine Industrial Adjacency Studies – Risk Assessment

Academia Avance: Responding to Asbestos and Lead Concerns

Vista Hermosa: Keeping Schools Safe in Los Angeles

DTSC Strategies: Site Assessments for Existing School Expansion Projects

Los Angeles Data Center: Remediation for a Fuel Leak

San Juan Hills High School (Capistrano Unified School District)


Taking Charge of Site Assessment. CASH Register, July 2008.

Slide Shows

Review of Exposure Limits and Health Concerns: Base Station Telecommunication Transmitters. Dr. Karl Rodenbaugh.

Electric Power Generation and Transmission Facility Siting Barriers. Dr. Karl Rodenbaugh.

California Title 5 Risk Assessments. Dr. Cathy Fitzgerald, PE, and James Bahng, CIH, CIC.

– California Department to Toxic Substances Control, School Site Approval Process. Dr. Denise Clendening and Peter Garcia.

Charter Schools and Due Diligence. Stuart Michener, PG.

Application of Reclaimed Water on School Campuses. Dr. Karl Rodenbaugh.

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