December 30, 2020

You asked for it and we’re delivering – ODOR MANAGEMENT – the next SCS free webinar

Staying Ahead of Odor Management at Solid Waste Facilities to Avoid Ramifications Register for SCS Engineers’ January webinar to learn more about the proactive strategies and practices you can implement at your critical solid waste facilities. This free webinar will help you develop capabilities to assess the potential for ...

December 28, 2020

Advice from the Field: Landfill Partial Final Covers and Associated Features

To eliminate the issues above, engineers weld the final cover geomembrane to the bottom lining system geomembrane for cases when there is a bottom lining system below the waste. The welding completely seals the landfill interior space from the outside environment and keeps regulated materials, such as waste, leachate, ...

December 23, 2020

EPA’s PFAS Interim Strategy for Certain EPA-Issued Wastewater Permits

On November 30, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it is aggressively addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. The agency announced two steps that it states would help ensure that federally enforceable wastewater monitoring for PFAS can begin as soon as validated analytical methods are finalized. ...

December 21, 2020

Advice from the Field: Knowledge of Landfill Sites and Efficacy of Conducting Due Diligence

It is not out of the ordinary to see several different landfill designers providing services at a specific site over many years. Each landfill designer brings his/her preferences and designs to the owner, depending on the urgency of the projects and the owner’s willingness to accept new concepts. Experienced ...

December 17, 2020

Gardner’s Christmas Note and Reflections on the Pandemic

  So the last ten months have been different, to say the least. As many of you know, normally I’m traveling somewhere every week.  Such has not been the case since February/March when I last traveled to San Diego and Reston. I’ve only traveled by car to two places ...

December 16, 2020

Our thanks to the Center for Creative Land Recycling

At SCS, we’re proud that our services, vision, and corporate citizenship support community revitalization through brownfield redevelopment and land reuse. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2017 estimated that roughly 40 percent of all Americans, including a quarter of all children, live within 3 miles of a brownfield site ...

December 15, 2020

Launching Now, SCS MobileTools® App for Smarter Landfill Operations

SCS Engineers’ newest environmental technology application is for use at solid waste facilities and landfills. These sites require specific monitoring and analyses of groundwater and liquids, landfill gas – LFG, and surface emissions critical to facility infrastructure and the environment. “We work side-by-side with our clients at hundreds of ...

December 14, 2020

SCS Groundwater™ Environmental Compliance Application

SCS Engineers’ SCSeTools® platform and applications help facilities and companies operate more efficiently by continually gauging operational health and identify trends critical to operations and the environment.   SCS Technology Services®, the technology development practice within SCS Engineers, announces a new application for tracking and analyzing environmental data. The ...

December 11, 2020

Family, Friends, and Community

At SCS Engineers, the enduring relationships with our customers, vendors, associations, and our communities foster a level of pride in our work that is immeasurable. At this time, we thank you for all you do to make our communities stronger, more resilient, and safer. In recognition of our 50th ...

December 10, 2020

Dust Is Everywhere. Is It a Problem?

Dust is an often overlooked yet serious concern inside industrial facilities where it can affect our sinuses, lungs, and the whole respiratory system, with potentially serious health consequences. Employers must recognize that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) for both total ...