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

SEBY – Somebody Else’s Back Yard

The race is on! NIMBY, an acronym for "Not In My Backyard," describes the local opposition to hosting a landfill for communities disposal needs, but what it should be called is SEBY, for “Somebody Else’s Back Yard”. States, counties, and local jurisdictions are adding pressure to the country’s regional based landfill system by closing [...]

By |2022-05-06T11:47:07-04:00May 6th, 2022|safeBERM|0 Comments

safeBERM® Funded Landfill CapEx

Here at EnCAP-IT we use a term, “Funded CapEx”. We are afforded the opportunity to use the term Funded CapEx because our solution tools; safeBERM®, safeSTORAGE® and safeREUSE™ utilize non-traditional construction materials in an environmentally safe manner, voiding the costly procurement of natural resources. Traditional Mechanically Stabilized Earthen berms have been around since the [...]

By |2022-03-31T09:25:48-04:00March 31st, 2022|safeBERM|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

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

EnCAP-IT is expanding its Exclusive Partnership Program

We are partnering with smart business leaders who are solving the unique challenges in the Coal Ash and Solid Waste industries. With more than 2 billion cubic yards of coal ash being managed in impoundments and landfills, and 139 million tons of waste put into landfills each year, the opportunity to solve these challenges at [...]

By |2020-09-09T16:29:23-04:00September 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

The Collaborative Approach is rising! Are you prepared?

Over the past several years, increased pressure from communities, environmental groups, politicians, and regulators has changed the environmental service game. In most cases, it is no longer good enough to deal with environmental challenges by applying traditional approaches – Forcing project owners to look for alternatives, like a collaborative approach. Albert Einstein is widely [...]

By |2020-08-26T12:36:33-04:00August 26th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments
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