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January 28, 2019

PSM, RMP, ARM Planning for 2019

Reflection, as a means of self-evaluation of the robustness of your refrigeration management system, is critical to the continuing success of your program. Proper planning is another vital element of your program. Together, they will help ensure the continuing safety of you, your employees, and the public. Bill Lape, a Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator and a member ...

January 24, 2019

Minimize CCR Landfill Leachate and Contact Water Management – EUEC 2019

  EUEC 2019   At EUEC 2019 learn how SCS can minimize leachate and contact water management at coal combustion residual (CCR) landfills using good design, physical controls, and operational practices. Through this SCS presentation of case studies, you will learn how to assess leachate and contact water management issues ...

January 22, 2019

How Future Use Guides Ash Pond Closure Strategies at EUEC 2019

  EUEC 2019   Even the simplest impoundment closures come with design challenges. It is a challenge to navigate project constraints, whether technical, regulatory, or financial, to design and implement an effective closure strategy. Cost often helps to determine the “balance” between project constraints when the future end use ...

January 21, 2019

SCS Advice from the Field: Landfill Designers Play an Important Role in Landfill Safety

Today’s landfill design professionals can help eliminate unsafe configurations and institute features that can proactively warn of and minimize hazards for operator and customer safety. Designers consider subgrade conditions, geotechnical factors and regulatory requirements when specifying how steep a landfill may be constructed. The practical aspects of landfill operations ...

January 16, 2019

SCS Advice from the Field: Designing the Landfill Disposal Cell Base Slope with Consideration for Transmissivity Value

One of the most important regulatory requirements on landfill bottom lining system drainage layer is that the maximum head of leachate over the liner should not exceed 1 ft. When this requirement was developed, the consensus was that the drainage layer consisted of granular materials. Later, when geonets and ...

January 14, 2019

Geochemical Evaluation for Scale Reduction of Coal Combustion Residuals Leachate in Class I UIC

Downhole scaling of organic compounds presents challenges in Class I disposal wells. Once chemical and physical conditions drive biological growth and mineral precipitation, the resulting downhole scale must be confronted with expensive workovers, stimulations, or even plugging and abandonment. In one Midwest case study, an electric utility is battling ...

January 9, 2019

Facility Spill Response Planning

If you use hazardous substances or store oils or fuels on-site at your facility, you need to be prepared to respond appropriately to a release. Having a written plan is your company’s first step to protecting human health, the environment, and your company’s assets from the aftermath of a spill. Not ...

January 7, 2019

Get Ahead of Your 2019 Environmental Reporting Requirements

Are you ready for the 2019 Environmental Reporting season? Don’t let the deadlines sneak up on you. Use these reporting overviews from SCS Engineers to help you get ahead of your compliance requirements. Illinois Indiana Iowa Minnesota Wisconsin Each guide includes the due dates for the most common environmental ...