SCS Press Releases

November 14, 2019

California Senate Bill 205 to Enforce Further Industrial Stormwater Compliance

NGOs, State, and Regional Water Quality Boards fire a warning shot across California’s waterscape for industrial stormwater non-filers, now is the time to seek compliance or risk business licenses. Long Beach, CA − On October 2, 2019, Senate Bill, SB-205, passed establishing new rules for issuing a business license ...

October 10, 2019

SCS Engineers and BRIDGE Housing Address California’s Housing Crisis

Redevelopment projects provide 1,248 new housing units in three cities. Long Beach, CA – SCS Engineers is helping affordable housing developer, BRIDGE Housing, create much-needed residential homes and units with a significant commitment to affordable/workforce housing in Long Beach, San Diego, and San Francisco. Environmental assessments and remediation are ...

October 8, 2019

SCS Engineers Advises Los Angeles Community College District on a Comprehensive Approach to Procure Waste and Recycling Services

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Community College District, the largest district in the California Community College system, has contracted SCS Engineers to plan, design, and implement a new approach to procuring services to process the waste generated from its nine colleges, and satellite locations within Los Angeles ...

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November 13, 2019

Environmental Liability and Good Faith

Enviro-Check, a new program at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), limits environmental liability for organizations that are making a good-faith effort to investigate and correct violations. Enviro-Check empowers businesses and facilities to verify proactively that they are meeting environmental requirements with a third-party assessment. Many states have ...

November 8, 2019

Thank You For Your Service and Dedication

  Happy Veteran’s Day to all of our Veterans here at SCS and across our nation.  On Veterans Day 2019, we decided to interview one of our very own Veterans at SCS! Wesley Pate joined SCS Engineers in August 2018, as a Senior Technician in our Field Services OM&M ...

SCS Events

November 20 @ 8:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm

Annual Colorado Groundwater Conference

The Annual Colorado Groundwater Conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver, Colorado, on November 20 & 21.  The theme of the conference is “Everything aquifers and groundwater management”. SCS Engineers’ Wastewater Treatment Director, Dr. Viraj deSilva will deliver a presentation on PFAS IN GROUNDWATER – ...

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 5 @ 2:00 pm

Renewable Natural Gas – RNG 2019 Conference

The North American Renewable Natural Gas industry’s annual executive conference will take place at the Monarch Beach Resort in  Dana Point, California, December 2-5. The program will appeal to executive and C-level representatives from each industry sector interested in renewable natural gas (RNG) for purposes of achieving corporate sustainability ...

December 11 @ 8:00 am - December 12 @ 5:00 pm

A&WMA Bracing for Climate Change Conference, Goleta, CA

The Air & Waste Management Association will host an international conference on “Bracing for Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigation and Resiliency Planning,” at the Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta, on December 11-12, 2019. The focus of the conference will be climate action planning that addresses mitigation of greenhouse gas ...

December 11 @ 8:00 am - December 13 @ 5:00 pm

Brownfields 2019 – Los Angeles

Visit SCS Engineers’ Booth (417) and meet several SCS Professionals who are participating in the National Brownfields Training Conference in Los Angeles, California, in December, including Mike McLaughlin, SCS Senior Vice President of Environmental Services. The theme of the conference, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention ...

January 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic

Meet SCS Engineers professionals at the Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, January 14-16. The program is held at the Alliant Energy Center each January and boasts an attendance of nearly 1,400 attendees. The tradeshow features more than 100 exhibitors  in more than 75,000 sq. ...

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Read the Dane County Construction & Demolition case study for details of this award-winning solution.

 

 

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The Illinois Basin has an extensive history of surface coal mining dating back to the early 1800’s. The Illinois Basin has experienced a resurgence of underground long wall operations with the migration of Appalachia-based coal mining operations over the last decade. This type of mining is conducted under hydraulic roof supports that advance as the coal seam is cut. As the supports advance, the roof collapses behind the cutting head, causing fractures to propagate through water-bearing sandstone formations and resulting in large volumes of fluid infiltrating into the underground workings. Up to 2 million gallons per day have been produced in the southern Illinois mines. The native groundwater contains naturally-occurring elevated chlorides that exceed surface water effluent limitations and are not permitted to discharge to Illinois surface waters. However, the fluid is permitted to be disposed of in Class I non-hazardous wells.

 

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