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Archive for the ‘Solid Waste’ Category

3 August 2018

Emerging Contaminants and Landfill Leachate – Understanding the data and managing landfill performance

Gary J. DiPippo, P.E. & Kirstie L. Shurie Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC – A Tetra Tech Company   Recently, we’ve been thinking about emerging contaminants and landfill leachate. At the April 2018 NJ SWANA and the May 2018 Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations conferences, we had the opportunity to be part of presentations…

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Categories: Environmental Planning & Compliance, Landfill Engineering and Design, Solid Waste, Uncategorized
Posted By Gary DiPippo, PE at 9:53 AM  |  1 Comment on Emerging Contaminants and Landfill Leachate – Understanding the data and managing landfill performance

20 June 2018

How to manage the unknowns of landfill gas well installation – plan for the worst, expect the best

Drilling landfill gas (LFG) collection wells keeps landfills in compliance, but it can potentially create other issues. Since LFG wells are installed into a waste mass that contains many unknowns, drilling wells can potentially result in accidental penetration into baseliners or puncture of existing piping. Damage like this may lead to environmental compliance issues and…

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Categories: Biogas and Landfill Gas, Environmental Planning & Compliance, Landfill Engineering and Design, Solid Waste
Posted By Jessica Bernardini, PE at 11:30 AM  |  No Comments on How to manage the unknowns of landfill gas well installation – plan for the worst, expect the best

1 May 2018

Hot landfills – prevention, detection and solutions

The issue of hot landfills has become a significant challenge to the waste industry over the last ten years. When a landfill’s temperature begins to elevate significantly, rapid response is necessary to minimize impacts to the public and costs to the owner. Each hot landfill is unique and I wanted to share the experience gained…

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Categories: Biogas and Landfill Gas, Environmental Remediation, Landfill Engineering and Design, Operations and Maintenance, Solid Waste
Posted By James Walker, PE at 11:30 AM  |  No Comments on Hot landfills – prevention, detection and solutions

7 March 2018

Storm water permitting and design – what’s new and notable with state and federal regulations in the Midwest?

Storm water permitting at landfill facilities is guided by a combination of industrial and construction storm water management practices under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) provisions of the Clean Water Act. This post will look at regulation changes in several Midwestern states to determine if changes are likely to result in practical differences…

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Categories: Environmental Planning & Compliance, Landfill Engineering and Design, Operations and Maintenance, Solid Waste
Posted By Dan Morgan, PE at 12:26 PM  |  No Comments on Storm water permitting and design – what’s new and notable with state and federal regulations in the Midwest?

26 July 2017

Waters of the United States – Where are they flowing these days?

Just a few days ago, while sipping coffee and scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across a post from my US Congressman, Rep. Kevin Yoder, which caught my eye. It was clear he was excited about the EPA’s decision to withdraw the WOTUS rule. There’s a hashtag for everything these days, and I never…

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Categories: Environmental Planning & Compliance, Landfill Engineering and Design, Solid Waste
Posted By Chris Eaton, LG at 11:30 AM  |  3 Comments on Waters of the United States – Where are they flowing these days?

28 June 2017

What is an infrared camera – and how can it help me?

Imagine seeing someone looking down the lens of what appears to be a 1980s video camera pointed toward your facility. You may not know whether to laugh or call the cops! Believe it or not, this may really happen to you and I was once one of the regulators who did this. Prior to my…

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Categories: Air Quality, Biogas and Landfill Gas, Environmental Planning & Compliance, Landfill Engineering and Design, Operations and Maintenance, Solid Waste
Posted By Deanna Picklesimer at 10:00 AM  |  1 Comment on What is an infrared camera – and how can it help me?

7 June 2017

EPA administrator issues 90-day stay of NSPS XXX/Cf rules – what will it mean?

Faithful CornerPost readers know we have written about NSPS a few times. This time, I’m taking pen to paper (figuratively) to report on the recent 90-day Stay of Standards of Performance: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (aka the NSPS XXX/Cf rules), which was issued on…

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Categories: Air Quality, Environmental Planning & Compliance, Landfill Engineering and Design, Operations and Maintenance, Solid Waste
Posted By Julie Hall at 2:42 PM  |  No Comments on EPA administrator issues 90-day stay of NSPS XXX/Cf rules – what will it mean?

17 May 2017

Solar energy generates revenue from closed landfills

Let’s face it – there are only so many revenue-generating uses for a closed landfill. Unless you generate enough landfill gas (LFG) to make power generation or other LFG use feasible, the closed landfill sits not generating any revenue for at least 30 years. That’s why siting a solar array on a closed landfill can…

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Categories: Alternative Energy, Biogas and Landfill Gas, Environmental Planning & Compliance, Solid Waste
Posted By Drew Lent, CPG at 11:30 AM  |  1 Comment on Solar energy generates revenue from closed landfills

4 May 2017

How to avoid prematurely committing a landfill to NSPS compliance – carefully plan sampling to avoid positive bias

Landfill operators must conduct Tier 2 testing to calculate a landfill’s non-methane organic compound (NMOC) emission rate if the design capacity is greater than 2.5 million megagrams (MG). Favorable results of a Tier 2 test allows landfills to opt out of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) requirements to install and operate a gas collection…

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Categories: Air Quality, Biogas and Landfill Gas, Environmental Planning & Compliance, Landfill Engineering and Design, Solid Waste
Posted By Brad Albrinck, PE at 2:20 PM  |  No Comments on How to avoid prematurely committing a landfill to NSPS compliance – carefully plan sampling to avoid positive bias

19 April 2017

Coal combustion residuals – what should you consider before accepting them?

Unless you live under a rock, you know about the new CCR Rule, a RCRA Subtitle D Non-Hazardous Waste Rule that covers coal combustion residuals (CCRs). These include fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) waste. I thought it would be interesting to share my thoughts on how the rules are…

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Categories: Air Quality, Alternative Energy, Biogas and Landfill Gas, Environmental Planning & Compliance, Environmental Remediation, Solid Waste
Posted By Don Grahlherr, PE at 11:30 AM  |  No Comments on Coal combustion residuals – what should you consider before accepting them?