August 31, 2020

Leading a company in a downturn…with Gabriel Rio of Milestone

If you want to know how to lead a company in a downturn…listen to this podcast from Oilfield 360 Media as David de Roode and Josh Lowrey interview Gabriel Rio, President, and CEO of Milestone Environmental Services. Gabriel explains oilfield waste, how it is regulated, and managed, along with some of the ...

August 28, 2020

Recycling, the Comeback Kid

Co-authors: Karen Luken of Economic Environmental Solutions International, an SCS consultant with Krista Long, Mike Miller, Anastasia Welch of SCS Engineers. In 1987, the Mobro barge was carrying six million pounds of New York garbage. Its final destination was North Carolina, but the state turned it away. The Mobro barge ...

August 27, 2020

Real Estate Development – New PFAS Policies Impact Environmental Due Diligence

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants are becoming increasingly important for real estate transactions.  Several states have adopted or proposed health guidelines or Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for PFAS in their state. States with adopted limits include CA, CT, CO, MN, NC, NH, NJ, and VT; ...

August 26, 2020

Treat Your Groundwater Monitoring Network as an Asset

Have you had a regulatory compliance issue due to the condition of your groundwater monitoring wells or adequacy of your monitoring network? Or, are samplers wasting time with wells that are damaged, poorly labeled, or hard to access? Groundwater monitoring networks, including wells and dedicated sampling equipment, are often: ...

August 19, 2020

Michael E. Dustman Joins the SCS Engineers Environmental Consulting Team

SCS Engineers announces the expansion of its environmental consulting team with the hiring of Senior Project Manager Michael Dustman.   Mr. Dustman brings 17 years of experience providing environmental consulting to public and private entities desiring to assess, delineate, and remediate environmental conditions adversely affecting properties and facilities. Clients ...

August 18, 2020

SWANA Honors Patrick Sullivan with 2020 Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

SWANA recognizes members for their contributions and advancements to the Landfill Gas and Biogas Division and the industry with the Landfill Gas and Biogas Distinguished Individual Achievement Award.     This year, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is presenting the 2020 Landfill Gas and Biogas (LGB) ...

August 17, 2020

How do you like your cheeseburger? Lettuce, tomato, hold the PFAS

Chemical companies are phasing out certain PFAS commonly used in fast food wrappers – read the full story and report at C&EN. Chemical manufacturers are planning to gradually ramp down sales of certain short-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used as grease-proofing agents on fast food wrappers, take-out containers, and other ...

August 14, 2020

ISWA & UN: e-Waste in landfills means billions lost from recovery – you can help!

As reported in the July 29, 2020, digital news by Environmental Business International Electronic waste represents billions in lost value A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. Only ...

August 13, 2020

Streamlining the Federal Environmental Review Process – FAST-41

The Pros and Cons of FAST-41 Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, 42 U.S.C. § 4370m et seq., commonly known as the FAST-41 program, provides a set of tools to help coordinate the environmental processing and approval of most major infrastructure projects. While not perfect, even ...

August 10, 2020

If you want to learn more about safety, ask Bill Lape!

pro·di·gious   That’s Bill Lape in a word. Bill is a Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator, a Certified Refrigeration Service Technician, and a member of the National Board of Directors of the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association – RETA. He is also a certified Process Safety Management Professional through the ...