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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 ...

October 15, 2019

Navigating the RNG Pipeline Permitting Process at BioCycle’s REFOR19

BioCycle REFOR19, 19th Annual Conference, Madison, WI Planning your RNG pipeline design requires a review of how the project might impact land use, archaeologic resources, endangered resources, floodplains, wetlands, and soil erosion. The linear nature of pipeline projects often requires permits from multiple agencies, transportation authorities, and railroads. Getting ...

October 14, 2019

Welcome our newest SCSer, Eric Girven

SCS Engineers welcomes Eric Girven, CRST, CIRO, and RAI to SCS Tracer Environmental, the firm’s practice specializing in industrial refrigeration and environmental management plans and systems. Eric Girven serves public and private clients in the eastern United States providing expertise in process safety management and energy management with a ...

October 11, 2019

From a Summer Evening to Fall Colors

We thank our colleague Wendell Minshew for capturing the essence of why we work in environmental consulting and the perfect way to end the workweek.   Happy Friday from SCS Engineers.       About Wendell Minshew: Wendell is a Senior Project Manager in our Sacramento office. He has ...

October 3, 2019

Are You Ready to Address PFAS?

With the EPA positioned to take serious action on PFAS in late 2019 and 2020, regulators in many states have already started to implement their own measures, while state and federal courts are beginning to address legal issues surrounding this emerging contaminant. State actions have resulted in a variety ...

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