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

From the Desk of the Utility CEO

The CEO in the corner office of any large organization has a lonely existence. CEOs of utilities may feel even more isolated – but it’s not mandatory. The energy industry is steadily evolving beyond fossil fuels and shifting to more renewable and sustainable sources. This is fantastic news for the planet, but before this transformation [...]

By |2020-03-31T10:30:37-04:00August 20th, 2019|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

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
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