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Environmental services

Linfield University Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) offers several environmental related services to the college community. Among the services offered are:

Chemical waste management:

EHS assists generators of surplus and waste chemicals through established recycling, collection, treatment, and disposal programs, and provides training in the identification, handling, and disposal of chemical waste.

chemical spill response

Services include assisting responsible parties with evaluation of the spill area, selection of appropriate protective equipment, spill cleanup, and post cleanup environmental monitoring.

Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization

EHS provides consultation services in the evaluation and recommendation of alternative products and procedures that reduce the quantity and toxicity of chemicals used and waste generated.

Contaminated site remediation:

EHS coordinates the investigation, cleanup, and monitoring of contaminated property resulting from past practices, accidental releases, and underground storage tanks.

EHS follows guidelines and standards for good environmental stewardship as set forth in the policies and procedures of the Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The DEQ website at is a site which is rich in advice and methods to improve and maintain our environment. Another site worth visiting for a vast amount of environmental information and guidence is the U.S. government's website found at .

Environmental assessments:

EHS coordinates and conducts environmental assessments.
Past Assessments-
Drinking Water Lead Assessment 2016
Second Round Sampling
Third Round Sampling
How to tell where samples were taken-
In this report the samples numbers use a three letter building abbreviation, then what floor of the building, then if it was a sink or drinking fountain, what room number, and finally if it was near or in that room. So a sample number that reads  FAC-1-S-106N would be a sample taken in Facilities, on the first floor, from a sink near room 106.

E-mail to Office of Environmental Health and Safety: