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July 31, 2020

Industrial Hygiene in Breweries

During the mash, sparge, and boil, the brewing staff are exposed to both high ambient air temperature and high-temperature liquids. High air temperature can lead to heat stress, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke (deadly), especially if the outside air temperature is already elevated during the summer months and if ...

July 30, 2020

EPA Finalizes Revisions to the Coal Ash Closure Regulations – CCR

Partial Reprint of EPA Press Release The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized several changes to the regulations for coal combustion residuals on July 29, 2020. Known as CCR or coal ash, the regulations implement the court’s vacatur of certain closure requirements as well as adding provisions that enhance ...

July 29, 2020

San Bernardino County’s 500-acre San Timoteo Landfill Upgrades

San Bernardino County’s almost 500-acre San Timoteo landfill upgraded with gas monitoring and controls that manage its four blowers, flare station, pumps, valves, thermocouples, and other devices. There are 340 tags, 16 screens and more than 50 alarms monitored and managed by web-based SCADA software. Simpler, streamlined SCADA is ...

July 27, 2020

Dynamic Compaction – An Effective and Viable Option for Land Redevelopment

Developers and city planners want sustainable solutions that are financially reasonable. While dynamic compaction may sound like a crude methodology, it plays a vital role in improving substandard foundations. If you are considering redevelopment of a landfill, Brownfield, or other property where the foundation is currently unsuitable, consider establishing ...

July 24, 2020

There’s still time to register for USWAG’s CCR Workshop, but hurry!

Navigating the Permitting Process for CCR Impoundment Closures and Groundwater Monitoring Systems Join us on Monday, July 27 from noon to 2 p.m. CDT to learn how SCS Engineers helps electric utilities overcome permitting obstacles at CCR impoundments and landfills. We offer the service nationwide. Using case studies, we’ll ...

July 22, 2020

ASP Composting Program Allows a Facility to Test Before Invest

SCS owns a covered ASP compost system that is mobile and can be set-up on sites within an area of 50 feet by 100 feet, or less. In the covered ASP compost system, process and odor control is pro-active with a shorter composting period. A pilot test allows waste ...

July 20, 2020

Elevated Temperature Conditions in Landfills: Sharing Innovative Designs and Strategies

  SCS Advice from the Field Landfill operators have known about elevated temperature conditions in landfills for nearly a decade. Some operators have already incurred numerous expenses to control adverse environmental and operational issues at these landfills, and some operators have set aside large amounts of money in their ...

July 17, 2020

Transforming and Revitalizing Communities by Cleaning Up Brownfields

Partial Reprint of EPA Press Release Over the past three years alone, EPA has assessed 6,572 properties, completed cleanups at 638 properties, and made 2,900 properties ready for anticipated reuse. Over this same period, more than 43,000 jobs have been leveraged as a result of Brownfields’ actions. EPA recently ...

July 15, 2020

Brownsville City Council Gives Go-Ahead for SCS Engineers

On July 7, 2020, the City of Brownsville Commission approved a recommendation by the Engineering and Public Works Department to continue an existing multi-year partnership with SCS Engineers. SCS is an environmental consulting and contracting firm that will serve the City for an additional five years. The environmental contracts ...

July 15, 2020

Temporary Caps – Becoming a No-Brainer for Landfills

Landfill slopes that have reached final grades, or will receive waste in the distant future have maintenance challenges. Environmental elements continually affect surface conditions, and remedial work is required routinely to prevent negative outcomes of exposed slopes. Consider using a geomembrane temporary cap to address much of the maintenance. ...