SCS Press Releases

December 26, 2018

SCS Engineers Supports Norfolk, Virginia to Redevelop Key Neighborhoods

The City is using EPA Brownfields Grants for environmental cleanup, planning, and community involvement activities. NORFOLK, VA – SCS Engineers, an award-winning environmental consulting firm, is supporting the City of Norfolk in four neighborhoods in the downtown and coastal areas along the Elizabeth River with environmental assessments. Funding for ...

December 19, 2018

SCS Engineers Completes 3,500 Projects in Arizona, Celebrates 30th Anniversary

PHOENIX, AZ– SCS Engineers, an award-winning environmental consulting and construction firm, is celebrating the completion of more than 3,500 Arizona-based projects and reflecting on its 30th anniversary in Arizona. Dan Sola, a hydrogeologist and project manager with more than 30 years of experience, recently took over the Arizona office ...

December 17, 2018

SCS Engineers Adds Specialist to Expand Midwestern Environmental Engineering and Remediation Services

Scott Knoepke brings specialized expertise to support environmental services for infrastructure development. CHICAGO, IL – SCS Engineers welcomes Scott Knoepke, PE and PG, as Project Director to the firm’s Environmental Services practice. He will oversee SCS’s remediation and due diligence programs in Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding region. Knoepke ...

SCS Blog

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 ...

SCS Events

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Penn State Engineering Career Fair

Learn all about SCS Engineers and a career in environmental engineering and consulting at Pennsylvania State’s Engineering Career Fair, January 23, from 1 pm to 6 pm at The Nittany Lion Inn. The Engineering Career Fair is the premier spring recruiting event in the College of Engineering. Representatives from a ...

January 28 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm

USCC Compost 2019 Conference and Tradeshow – Renew & Regenerate, Phoenix

Visit SCS Engineers’ Booth (#316) and meet SCS Project Director Greg McCarron who will be presenting at at the US Composting Council’s annual Conference and Tradeshow, “Renew & Regenerate”, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 28-31, 2019. Compost 2019 will feature Greg McCarron’s presentation “Decentralized, Urban Composting” with co-author Leah Retherford at ...

January 29 @ 5:00 pm - January 31 @ 5:00 pm

American Coal Ash Association 2019 Winter Meeting

Meet SCS Engineers professionals at the American Coal Ash Association’s (ACAA’s) 2019 Winter Meeting at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, Texas, January 29-31. ACAA committee meetings will be held during the entire day on January 30th. All are invited and encouraged to participate in these meetings. The conference ...

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

USC Viterbi Networking Event

Learn about SCS Engineers and a career in Environmental Engineering and Consulting at the Viterbi Industry Networking Event (VINE). This engaging event the night before the Viterbi Career & Internship Fair will give students the opportunity to practice their networking skills by engaging with alumni and a wide variety ...

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - February 6 @ 12:00 pm

Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) Bank Executives Conference, Milwaukee

Meet SCS professional, Ray Tierney, at the 2019 WBA Bank Executives Conference, February 4 through February 6, at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.  The conference will kick off with a welcome reception on Monday evening from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The annual Bank Executives Conference will feature 2 days ...

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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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