Waste Management is SIMPLE but keeping it that way is the challenge

Waste management refers to the various schemes to manage and dispose of wastes. It can be by discarding, destroying, processing, recycling, reusing, or controlling wastes. The prime objective of waste management is to reduce the amount of unusable materials and to avert potential health and environmental hazards. As simple as that explanation sounds let’s [...]

By |2023-01-25T08:00:06-05:00January 25th, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash is a Waste, but it Doesn’t Have to be Wasted.

The main issue with coal ash across the country is proper storage. With decades of improper storage and a limited regulatory timeline to correct, Utilities are left trying to figure out how to properly store millions of tons of coal ash to allow for future beneficiation. Good news! The tools have already been developed: [...]

By |2022-12-16T09:10:32-05:00December 16th, 2022|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Nothing is certain except for Death, Taxes & Waste

Despite recycling and Zero Waste initiatives across the county, the volume of waste generated hasn’t decreased to the point where we see reduced demand on airspace or an offset in the growing costs of proper disposal. So WASTE and LANDFILLS are a certainly for the foreseeable future. Zero Waste initiatives – where, ideally, 100% [...]

By |2022-11-11T08:27:24-05:00November 11th, 2022|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Best Use Practices = Good Public Policy

Although many environmental organizations state or are under the impression that they are utilizing Best Use Practices, but in reality, they are not. The debate over landfills and landfill expansions has gone on for decades and will continue well into the future. The opponents argue that landfills are unsafe, unhealthy and a public nuisance [...]

By |2022-10-07T10:05:13-04:00October 7th, 2022|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash: Micro vs. Macro Approach

Improper labels can hamper the best solutions and could force Utilities into a Micro approach to a Macro problem. In public debate over the best disposition of legacy coal ash (CCR), the phrase “unencapsulated beneficial use” is used. However, “unencapsulated” solutions, such as mixing loose CCR into soil or spreading large quantities as fill [...]

By |2022-09-23T10:21:59-04:00September 23rd, 2022|safeBERM, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

When Does 1 + 1 = 3 in Environmental Stewardship?

“1 + 1 = 3” is a concept of obtaining greater success by solving two traditional environmental problems at the same time, the combination results in higher success than individual projects. For example, expanding a landfill by building an eMSE berm utilizing beneficial use fill from a remediation project. Project 1: Expansion + Project 2: [...]

By |2022-08-26T10:20:26-04:00August 26th, 2022|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash: It takes a village.

It takes a village to solve the looming CCR storage issue. In all discussions of coal ash disposition — either through beneficial reuse or keeping it intact but contained — the overriding concern is safety. The cap-in-place solution has been solidly debunked from a safety standpoint. The market for beneficial use of coal ash [...]

By |2022-07-15T10:14:15-04:00July 15th, 2022|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash: It can help fix itself.

It is all about BUILDING safe, adequate, and economical STORAGE. There is too much coal ash and not enough existing space (landfills) to properly store this waste. Utilities must develop different approaches to comply with ever-changing regulations. Now is the time to find relief to this issue; time is wasting away. Beneficiation has provided some [...]

By |2022-05-26T09:31:28-04:00May 26th, 2022|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

safeSTORAGE® The Right Tools for the Job

It is all about STORAGE.A simple analogy, coal ash storage is like trying to organize your closet in an endless battle to fit ever more stuff into little space. However, unlike your closet problem utility companies cannot get rid of those unneeded belongings (coal ash), or sign on the dotted line for storage-unit lease (landfills).OUR [...]

By |2022-03-11T08:03:32-05:00March 11th, 2022|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

It is Time to Press the Reset Button on Coal Ash Storage

If we were forced to pick a time when stakeholders started paying attention coal ash residue it would be the TVA Coal Ash Spill in December 2008. Coal ash was always a waste, we just didn’t notice that the Utilities were not storing it correctly until then. This past December marks the 13th year anniversary [...]

By |2022-02-25T15:12:29-05:00February 25th, 2022|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments
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