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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 – Wisconsin Agribusiness

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 ...

December 28, 2018

Estimating Quantities and Types of Food Waste

NRDC’s Estimating Quantities and Types of Food Waste is a study and report based on studies performed in the cities of Denver, Nashville, and New York. The main objectives were to assess the amount of food wasted across the residential, industrial, commercial and institutional sectors; to determine why the ...

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