SCS Press Releases

September 15, 2020

Waste Management wins technology award for innovative environmental platform

The Ignition Firebrand Awards recognize system integrators such as SCS Engineers and industrial firms for their use of technology to create innovative solutions.  Long Beach, CA – Today at the virtual Ignition Community Conference, Waste Management (WM) is accepting the 2020 Firebrand Award for its landfill technology and automation platform advances. ...

September 15, 2020

SCS Engineers Appoints Iain Olness as Environmental Services Industry Lead in Arizona and New Mexico

Tempe, AZ – SCS Engineers, an award-winning environmental consulting firm, hired Iain Olness, who has more than 28 years of experience in the environmental industry, to serve as the Arizona and New Mexico senior project manager from the firm’s office east of  Phoenix. Olness is responsible for all phases ...

August 17, 2020

SCS Engineers, Expands Environmental Consulting Services in the Central U.S.

Michael E. Dustman joins the SCS Engineers Overland Park regional environmental team. Overland Park, KS – SCS Engineers, a top-tier ENR environmental consulting firm, 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 ...

SCS Blog

September 21, 2020

EPA Brownfields grant applications up to $800K due October 28, 2020

Shown here COMM22, developed by BRIDGE-Housing, is an award-winning mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented development located at Commercial and 22nd streets in San Diego. SCS’s environmental remediation of the property to ensure human health and the environment were protected as cost-effectively as possible enabled the four-phase development project; supporting both the ...

September 15, 2020

Waste Management wins technology award for innovative environmental platform

Learn more about Waste Management’s Award at minute 30:54 of the video conference recording. Congratulations to the Waste Management Team! The Ignition Firebrand Awards recognize system integrators such as SCS Engineers and industrial firms for their use of technology to create innovative solutions. Today at the virtual Ignition Community Conference, ...

SCS Events

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free Webinar: Budget and Operational Strategies for Municipal Solid Waste Managers

The pandemic is making it harder than ever to plan and budget for municipal solid waste management. It is causing historical budget shortfalls that threaten public services. The scope and magnitude are unknown but clearly will be substantial in the weeks and months ahead. SCS Management Services® invites you ...

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - September 23 @ 1:00 pm

Rethinking Waste: The Global Resource Expo and Forum – On-Line

ISWA & WMW are presenting the complete keynote program for Rethinking Waste: The Global Resource and Forum online, September 22-23, 2020. SCS Vice President James Law, is a confirmed speaker.  He will present on Closing Dumpsites, along with Sandra Mazo-Nix, Municipal Solid Waste Initiative Coordinator for the Climate & ...

September 28 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

Groundwater Protection Council Annual Conference – Virtual Event

The Groundwater Protection Council is holding its annual conference virtually this year, on September 28-30.   SCS will have a “booth” in the virtual expo hall featuring a lot of great information about our deep well injection experience. Monte Markley, SCS Vice President and National Expert on Deep Well and ...

October 19

2020 MRF Operations Forum is now a Virtual Event

The MRF Operations Forum will take place online on October 19, 2020. This forum is designed especially for those seeking to optimize the operations of their plants, including plant managers, maintenance managers, regional managers, owners, consultants, engineers, government officials, equipment suppliers and anyone else interested in better understanding plant ...

October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 12:00 pm

Paper & Plastics Recycling 2020 Broadcast

The Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference (PPRC) was canceled and the Broadcast will take its place on October 20-22, 2020, and the daily broadcast hours are 8:00 am until Noon ET. This is the longest-running conference and trade show in the paper and plastics recycling industry, and it addresses ...

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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.