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November 18, 2019

What Drove California Enact SB-205? What is the Business Risk?

According to Sean Bothwell, the executive director of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, “There are … thousands of facilities that have failed to enroll in the industrial stormwater permit, creating an economic disadvantage for those facilities that are doing their job to be compliant with their permit. SB-205 will level ...

November 13, 2019

Environmental Liability and Good Faith

Enviro-Check, a new program at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), limits environmental liability for organizations that are making a good-faith effort to investigate and correct violations. Enviro-Check empowers businesses and facilities to verify proactively that they are meeting environmental requirements with a third-party assessment. Many states have ...

November 8, 2019

Thank You For Your Service and Dedication

  Happy Veteran’s Day to all of our Veterans here at SCS and across our nation.  On Veterans Day 2019, we decided to interview one of our very own Veterans at SCS! Wesley Pate joined SCS Engineers in August 2018, as a Senior Technician in our Field Services OM&M ...

November 1, 2019

Chrome Plating Facilities to Meet PFAS Mandates in California

This week, 271 chrome plating facilities in California received an order from the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) mandating the investigation of Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at their facilities. Up until 2016, fume suppressants used by these facilities often contained perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS), a variety of PFAS. ...

October 29, 2019

SCS Advice from the Field: Gas Removal from Leachate Collection Pipe and Leachate Sump

Keeping gas pressure low in and around the leachate collection pipe promotes the free flow of leachate through the geocomposite or granular medium drainage layer to the leachate collection pipe, and improves leachate removal from the disposal cell. Using gas removal piping at leachate sumps is highly recommended for ...

October 25, 2019

EREF Celebrates 25 Years of Industry Research and Education

  This week the solid waste industry is celebrating 25 years of valuable research, inspiration, and support of solid waste professionals provided by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation. On Tuesday, industry leaders met to recognize EREF’s impact on the solid waste industry and acknowledge the role stakeholders play ...

October 24, 2019

New Report on Curbside Recycling Programs Free to SWANA Members

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation report “Resetting Curbside Recycling Programs in the Wake of China” looks at the impact of China’s National Sword Policy. Issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) the report provides many observations and insights regarding the impacts of China’s ...

October 22, 2019

SCS Advice from the Field: Leachate Force Main Casing Pipe and Monitoring for Leaks

Landfill operators may add a casing pipe to their leachate force main for additional environmental protection. Consequently, the leachate force main is entirely located inside a casing pipe where the leachate force main is below ground. In the event of a leak from the leachate force main, liquids stay ...

October 18, 2019

EREF Celebrates 25 Years of Industry Research and Education

This week the solid waste industry is celebrating 25 years of valuable research, inspiration, and support of solid waste professionals provided by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation. On Tuesday, industry leaders met to recognize EREF’s impact on the solid waste industry and acknowledge the role stakeholders play supporting ...

October 17, 2019

Solar Ready CCR Site Closures Help Energy Companies Move Toward a Sustainable Future

Solar Ready CCR Site Closures Help Energy Companies Move Toward a Sustainable Future Electricity is the one big energy source that can be free of carbon emissions. You can make it from the sun. You can make it from the wind. Tap the heat of the Earth, hydropower. While ...

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