Environmental Contamination Investigations

Our specialized software allows our agents to quickly find pollution

Aggregated Regulatory and Industrial Data provide for rapid source identification.

Glen Bass Investigations (GBI) has developed specialized, proprietary software and mobile analytical equipment that rapidly and precisely detects contaminants in water.

GBI investigators use aggregated data to identify potential sources for a contaminant by discovering those industrial, municipal and commercial sites that are regulated for the contaminant in question. Based on our regulatory research, we then deploy teams to use compact spectrometry to obtain real-time analysis and collect samples for State Certified testing.

GBI has developed a custom compact spectrometer that allows our agents to analyze water in the field

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System "NPDES"

NPDES Logo - Industry is regulated by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - NPDES

Enforced by the "Clean Water Act" NPDES investigations identify the source and responsible parties for environmental contamination due to industrial stormwater discharge.

Our proprietary environmental investigation platform allows our team to quickly identify potential sources for specific contaminants detected in our ponds, lakes, rivers and streams.

Drinking Water Quality Investigations

EPA Logo - GBI provides realtime drinking water analysis.

Our mobile analytical teams use our specialized analytical equipment to quickly determine the presence of contaminants in real time.

Glyphosate

A model of the chemical Glyphosate, a herbicide used to control weeds in agriculture

Glyphosate has been listed as a probable cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) the World Health Organizations cancer research arm. Unfortunately, Glyphosate is present at all levels of the food chain: in water, plants, animals, and even in humans.

Our mobile analytical teams use specialized training and analytical equipment to quickly determine the presence of Glyphosate in real time.

Lead

The elemental table referance to Lead - a key component in many legacy water systems

Lead is not normally found in drinking water at the source. Typically, lead gets into your drinking water from the service lines, plumbing and fixtures that contain lead. As a result of corrosion, lead and other metals from the pipes slowly dissolve into the water. Many factors affect the amount of lead that leaches into the water, including lead content of pipes, fixtures, and solder, along with water temperature, pH and hardness. Lead is associated with adverse health impacts even at low levels, particularly in infants and children. (NJDEQ)

The Flint water crisis began in 2014, due to insufficient water treatment, lead leached from water pipes into the drinking water, exposing over 100,000 residents to elevated lead levels. Flint Michigan's water crisis is an example of failing infrastructure throughout the US and serves as a forebearer of further pending crisis.

Our mobile analytical teams use specialized training and analytical equipment to quickly determine the presence of lead in real time.

Agricultural Investigations

Nitrate

A model of the chemical nitrate - a key component in agricultural fertiizers

Nitrate monitoring

Livestock waste and nitrogen-based fertilizers constitute the biggest source of nitrate in U.S. watersheds.
The chemical, also known as NO3, works its way into streams and rivers, where it feeds nitrogen-loving plants and bacteria.

Our mobile analytical teams use specialized training and analytical equipment to quickly determine nutrient loss in real time.

Stray Voltage

Electrical Hazard Symbol - GBI uses specialized techniques to detect stray voltage

Stray Voltage on the Farm

Stray Voltage is a well documented and costly problem that can destroy dairy farmers and other livestock operators.
The affects of stray voltage on livestock is dramatic losses in milkfat production, bovine mastitis and refusal to eat or drink from feeding systems.

Our mobile analytical teams use specialized training and analytical equipment to quickly determine the presence of Stray Voltage.