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January 5, 2021

Remediation: Landfill to Business Park and Public Area

2021 American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida, ACEC-FL Engineering Excellence Award Winner Countyline Corporate Park Background Countyline Corporate Park is a planned 8.5 million square foot, 500-acre premier logistics center built by one of Florida’s leading industrial developers. Most of the project site was a former Construction and ...

December 14, 2020

SCS Energy: Landfill Methane to Renewable Natural Gas, 5.1 Million Gas Gallon Equivalents of RNG Annually

The New River RNG facility will capture and convert approximately 1,900 dekatherms per day of landfill methane to renewable natural gas (RNG), which is enough to offset emissions from 7,500 passenger cars annually. Fortistar, a privately-owned investment firm addressing global environmental challenges, and the New River Solid Waste Association ...

September 3, 2020

Environmental Claim: Small Commercial, General Aviation Airport, Arizona

Background This environmental insurance claim involved a spill of approximately 30 gallons of aviation gasoline (commonly referred to as AVGAS) at a small commercial and general aviation airport in Arizona. SCS’s client (the insurer) requested that we review the technical aspects of this claim, first to provide a source ...

September 3, 2020

Environmental Claim: Gas Station, Commercial and Residential Area, Texas

Background This environmental claim illustrates the critical initial evaluation of available claim-related information and data, which forms the basis of the source and timing evaluation that the insured will use in their determination of whether coverage exists for the claimed event. The subject site consists of an active gas ...

September 3, 2020

Environmental Claim: Gas Station, Commercial and Residential Area, Illinois

Background The insurer retained SCS Engineers to review litigation-related documentation and develop an expert analysis of the activities and role of the insured in a substantial gasoline release at an active gas station. The insured was one of a number of parties named in a lawsuit alleging negligence causing ...

August 25, 2020

Solar Energy: Solar Power Feasibility Assessment from Closed County Landfill and Transfer Station Sites

Background Hillsborough County (County) Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) is exploring alternative energy sources to offset operations and maintenance costs at County-owned facilities. SCS Engineers (SCS) conducted a financial feasibility analysis for the County’s transfer stations and closed landfills in order to provide quantifiable recommendations based on current technological ...

August 25, 2020

Solar Energy: Alliant Energy Solar PV Installation

Background Alliant Energy is transitioning its power generation portfolio to a more balanced mix of traditional and renewable sources. As part of this initiative, they ceased the coal-fired operations at the Rock River Generating Station in Wisconsin. Part of the decommissioning process included the closure of the coal ash ...

August 25, 2020

Solar Energy: Closed Landfill Solar Power Generating Station, Hanwha QCELLS USA

Rock River Generating Station, Beloit, Wisconsin Background After the closure of the coal ash landfill at the Rock River Generating Station, SCS Engineers (SCS) assists the owner of the solar power photovoltaic (PV) system with PV system design and site development of the landfill final cover. The design and ...

April 3, 2020

Liquids Management – Integrated Landfilling and Leachate Management

Frederick County Sanitary Landfill Background Frederick County is a repeat client for SCS for over 20 years. Currently, SCS works on the County’s three landfills: Permits 40 (MSW, unlined, closed), 529 (MSW, Subtitle D design, active), and 591 (CDD, active). The facility encompasses about 1,000 acres. The facility’s disposal ...

April 3, 2020

Design-Build Landfill Gas Collection and Control System Expansion

Reno County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facility, Hutchinson, Kansas Background The Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, Bureau of Air and Environmental Protection Agency regulations necessitated a landfill Gas Collection and Control System (GCCS) expansion for the area of Cell 5 to comply with state and federal policies. These ...