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

Increased Safety with eMSE Berms

M echanically stabilized earthen (MSE) berms are a practical technique for expanding capacity in existing landfills. Unfortunately, there are some common misconceptions about their use prohibiting the proliferation of MSE berms at landfills. One of the main misconceptions is that MSE berms “are not safe”. Over the past several years, encapsulated mechanically stabilized earth [...]

By |2023-11-03T08:42:12-04:00November 3rd, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Funded CapEx with eMSE Berms

M echanically stabilized earthen (MSE) berms are a practical technique for expanding capacity in existing landfills. Unfortunately, there are some common misconceptions about their use prohibiting the proliferation of MSE berms at landfills. One of the main misconceptions is that MSE berms “cost too much to construct”. Over the past several years, encapsulated mechanically [...]

By |2023-10-20T08:16:59-04:00October 20th, 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

Where is all this Coal Ash supposed to go?

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 [...]

By |2023-04-07T08:17:54-04:00April 7th, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, 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
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