REACH FOR MORE – Retrofit Construction Method for Coal Ash Basins

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is revisiting its 2015 rule that regulated the disposal of toxic waste from coal-fired power plants. Among other actions, the EPA has ordered companies to stop placing ash in unlined ponds since keeping coal ash in unlined storage has long been the threat to drinking water. When the dust settles, [...]

By |2024-02-06T13:41:10-05:00January 26th, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash Regulation: Environmental Poker

There is a battle brewing whether a Coal Ash Impoundment’s Cap-In-Place Closure Plan (even partial hybrid methods) are protective enough when ground water issues exist or high probability that they will develop. Despite current regulations with more regulations on the way, there is a large environmental poker game being played. Some utilities and state [...]

By |2024-01-05T08:22:25-05:00January 5th, 2024|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Landfill Capacity Issues? … Consider an Alternative Approach

Over the past several years, increased pressure from communities, environmental groups, politicians, and regulators has increased the challenges associated with landfill capacity expansions. Traditional expansion approaches take years to develop only to find out that the landfill owner was on the wrong path and did not develop a “Plan B”, wasting time and money. [...]

By |2023-12-21T08:08:46-05:00December 21st, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

VertiCell™ – Get Ahead in Coal Ash Basin Closure

It’s going to happen. All stakeholders, utilities, environmental groups, regulators, citizens, and governments will decide on some compromise over the closure of coal ash basins with ground water impacts. Taking the “middle path” between the two extreme stances; Cap-In-Place by the utilities and Excavate-Haul by the environmental groups results in on-site storage. This could [...]

By |2023-11-29T08:14:30-05:00November 29th, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Do You Have the Right Tools for the Job?

“You’re only as good as the tools you use.” This saying has been around for many years and highlights the importance of using the correct tools for the job. What is meant by “tools” in environmental services? The solution that is utilized during the project to assist you in completing your objectives. Consequently, it [...]

By |2023-09-22T09:13:14-04:00September 22nd, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Safety First; Right Behind Practicality

Today’s modern landfills are highly engineered systems that are subject to a tremendous number of regulations. First and foremost safety is paramount to a successful design. However, a balance is made between safety and practicality. It is the ugly truth; landfill design safety is sometimes curbed by space and economics. Here at EnCAP-IT we bring [...]

By |2023-08-18T08:20:16-04:00August 18th, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash Dilemma – 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 leases (landfills). It is all [...]

By |2023-08-04T08:40:03-04:00August 4th, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

The 5 C’s of Legacy Coal Ash Beneficial Reuse

When utilities are determining how to eliminate environmental hazards posed by legacy coal ash, the paramount goal should be to beneficially reuse much or all of it, if possible, with disposal being the last resort. Beneficially reusing coal ash in productive ways yields many more benefits than simply disposing of this material. Coal ash [...]

By |2023-07-21T08:27:20-04:00July 21st, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Environment: Shiny New Things vs Dull Things

We have a natural tendency to focus in on “shiny new things” versus the “dull things”. There is no exception to this trend when dealing with environmental stewardship. Our society wants to move on to renewable energy, carbon neutral, zero waste, the shiny new things, but we mustn’t forget about the looming landfill capacity [...]

By |2023-06-23T08:46:21-04:00June 23rd, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash Dilemma – It Takes Two to Tango

The Utility industry has dealt with their coal ash dilemma at a snail’s pace for almost 15 years now. Although it is easy to blame the pace on the monopolistic tendencies of the Utility companies, environmental groups and regulatory agencies are just as much part of the bottleneck. – It takes two to tango! [...]

By |2023-06-02T08:42:18-04:00June 2nd, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments
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