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

EnCAP-IT, will be exhibiting at the 48th annual Environmental Show of the South, May 15-17, 2019.

EnCAP-IT is exhibiting at the Environmental Show of the South next week May 15 - 17, 2019.   The Environmental Show of the South is the largest and most comprehensive environmental conference and tradeshow in the region. Being held at: Chattanooga Convention Center1 Carter Place,Chattanooga, TN Come by and see us! (Booth 308) [...]

By |2020-03-31T11:45:58-04:00May 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

CCR Innovation Series: Part 1 of 3

K.I.S.S. Applies to Coal Ash Solutions Imagine a community facing the dual crisis of severely dwindling solid waste disposal capacity at the same time its electric utility has been ordered by a federal judge to excavate and move a hazardous legacy coal ash pond to a lined landfill. Unfortunately, this isn’t fantasy. Nashville, Tennessee, [...]

By |2020-03-31T12:46:50-04:00April 27th, 2019|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Legacy CCR Series: Part 5 of 6

The Only Problem with the Unencapsulated Beneficial Use Definition is the Word “Unencapsulated” In public debate over the best disposition of legacy coal ash (CCR), the phrase “uncapsulated beneficial use” is used. However, “uncapsulated” solutions, such as mixing loose CCR into soil or spreading large quantities as fill on construction sites without environmental safeguards, [...]

By |2020-03-31T12:56:47-04:00February 19th, 2019|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Legacy CCR Series: Part 4 of 6

Slow Death of Cap-In-Place Over the years, methods to properly close legacy coal ash ponds (referred to “CCR units” by the EPA) have become a source of great debate. Most utilities have publicly stated that closure in place, commonly referred to “cap-in-place,” is a “safe and effective option” and it is being considered at a [...]

By |2020-03-31T10:34:38-04:00February 12th, 2019|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Legacy CCR Series: Part 3 of 6

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. We discussed methods of accomplishing this in Post 1: microencapsulation and [...]

By |2020-03-31T13:03:08-04:00February 5th, 2019|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Legacy CCR Series: Part 2 of 6

Project Costs Matter When it comes to legacy CCR disposition (see Part 1), project costs need to be considered. The method deemed “most feasible” should not only reflect the science behind the decision, but also how project costs become a factor in the decision process. Whether a utility is regulated or not, costs passed on [...]

By |2020-03-31T13:06:40-04:00January 29th, 2019|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Press Statement from Richmond-based EnCAP-IT regarding coal ash removal in SB 1533

Press Release For Immediate Release: January 28, 2019 Contact: John Swenson, EnCAP-IT, Richmond-Based EnCAP-IT Asks Governor Northam To Ensure Consumer Protection by Including “Alternative Solutions” in Coal Ash Clean-Up Bill RICHMOND, Va. — While Gov. Ralph Northam and his administration have made significant, positive progress in ensuring that a bipartisan compromise bill [...]

By |2020-03-31T13:07:41-04:00January 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Legacy CCR Series: Part 1 of 6

Three Solutions for Legacy Coal Ash Disposition When coal combustion residuals (CCR), such as coal ash, fly ash, bottom ash, gypsum and other solids produced by coal-fired power plants are improperly stored, they can contaminate surrounding soil and ground and surface water, causing a host of environmental problems. The most expedient way to deal with [...]

By |2020-03-31T13:13:33-04:00January 22nd, 2019|safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

EnCAP-IT is Awarded Twelfth Patent

RICHMOND, Va., January 8, 2019 – EnCAP-IT is pleased to announce that today, the twelfth patent was issued to EnCAP-IT (Patent No. 10,174,477) entitled, Reinforced Wall System from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the core technology behind its state-of-the-art safeBERM®, safeSTORAGE®, safeREUSE™ solutions. See Press Release See Patent

By |2020-03-31T13:14:08-04:00January 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments