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

Solution improvement costs too much money … ?

“It will cost too much money to properly store coal ash.” What if a tool could be used to support the ever-tightening budgets? What if there was a tool that would cost LESS than the traditional methods? What if I told you this tool already exists? EnCAP-IT Solutions has tools that flexibly respond to [...]

By |2021-05-06T09:49:38-04:00May 6th, 2021|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

It will take too long to construct …. ?

“It will take us a decade to construct the proposed landfill.” What if time could work in your favor when closing your CCR unit? What if there was a solution that established timeframe as a key metric when closing your CCR unit? What if that solution could flexibly respond to the “unknown” challenges of [...]

By |2021-05-05T09:58:36-04:00May 5th, 2021|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

“See the whole board.”

During an episode of “The West Wing,” President Bartlet said at different points to Charlie and Sam to “see the whole board.” In the first instance, he referred to a real chessboard. In the second, the deployment of naval resources around the globe. In both cases, he was pushing his staff to step back [...]

By |2021-03-12T10:44:33-05:00March 12th, 2021|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Sometimes It Doesn’t Pay to Be the Environmental Knight, But Sometimes It Can.

When does it pay to do more than the minimum? In a previous blog, I discussed the importance of doing more than the minimum requirements stated in regulatory documents. From an environmental standpoint, it always pays off to go the extra mile. Financially, applying additional safeguards can be expensive. Additionally, the current regulatory framework does [...]

By |2021-02-09T09:06:39-05:00February 8th, 2021|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

CCR Management: The Economics of It All, EnCAP-IT Solutions

Project Costs Matter. It is hard to believe that the massive push for CCR Environmental Management reform is all about the mighty dollar, but it is. Current arguments of this almost 12-year stakeholder battle have transcended to cost recovery, and who will pay for the CCR deposition methods. Like this wasn’t in the [...]

By |2020-12-22T09:22:18-05:00December 22nd, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

CCR Management: Grades and Costs

It is usually around 4th Grade when kids start to notice the grades sent home on report cards. These written in ink letters share a performance level on daily lessons, homework, and tests. It takes half a second to learn that the lower the grade, the more work a kid needs to do to [...]

By |2020-12-17T09:58:18-05:00December 17th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments
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