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 |2020-10-06T10:44:22-04:00October 6th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|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

There’s Airspace Aplenty, So What’s the Problem?

“Airspace” is generally defined as the number of cubic yards a landfill has available for waste. The amount of remaining airspace can be used to estimate a landfill’s remaining lifespan in years. Since the United States covers vast, largely unpopulated areas, particularly in the Midwest, it would seem we have limitless capacity for [...]

By |2020-08-04T09:40:27-04:00August 4th, 2020|safeBERM|0 Comments

As Landfills Max Out, It Takes a Village to Determine What’s Next

When a landfill nears the end of its useful life, all the people it affects — its owners, government officials, nearby residents, and developers — need to come together to develop a plan for the future. No homeowner ever chooses to have a landfill in their backyard, and many fight hard to prevent it. [...]

By |2020-07-14T10:57:09-04:00July 14th, 2020|safeREUSE|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 |2020-06-16T11:59:14-04:00June 16th, 2020|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

CCR Innovation Series: Part 3 of 3

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 |2020-03-31T11:36:34-04:00June 5th, 2019|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

CCR Innovation Series: Part 2 of 3

Maximize Innovation Before Resorting to Traditional Methods In 2008, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s dike containing its coal ash failed, allowing approximately 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash to spread over 300 acres and into the Emory River. Since then, the problem that coal ash represents for the U.S. has only gotten worse. Constant battles [...]

By |2020-03-31T11:45:28-04:00May 15th, 2019|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Environmental Stewardship Series: Part 3 of 3

Life Beyond: Old Dumping Grounds are Ripe for Adaptive Reuse Communities with areas in decline have embraced the concept of adaptive reuse to restore historic buildings and reclaim their decaying or abandoned urban landscape. Such projects involve salvaging as much of the existing building material as possible and repurposing it in new ways to make [...]

By |2020-03-31T12:47:28-04:00April 16th, 2019|safeREUSE|0 Comments

Environmental Stewardship Series: Part 2 of 3

Is a landfill an asset? The number of landfills in the U.S. is decreasing, resulting in dwindling airspace available to hold our waste. If you own a landfill, you must ask, “Is my landfill an asset or a liability?” Despite recycling and Zero Waste initiatives across the county, the volume of waste generated hasn’t [...]

By |2020-03-31T12:48:00-04:00April 4th, 2019|safeREUSE|0 Comments

Environmental Stewardship Series: Part 1 of 3

Change is Coming – Solutions Must be Ready Earthquakes Floods Hurricanes Our planet, especially here in the southeastern and eastern U.S., is being subjected to an onslaught of extreme weather events, such as freak earthquakes, massive floods and devastating hurricanes. These events generate a steady flow of new concerns about the environment. Protection against [...]

By |2020-03-31T12:48:54-04:00March 19th, 2019|safeBERM|0 Comments
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