Tag: contaminated soil

Soil contamination or soil pollution is caused by the presence of xenobiotic (human-made) chemicals or other alteration in the natural soil environment. It is typically caused by industrial activity, agricultural chemicals, or improper disposal of waste.

California Governor Wants State to Put $176 Million Toward Exide Cleanup

California Governor Wants State to Put $176 Million Toward Exide Cleanup

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday announced a plan to spend $176.6 million to expedite the testing and cleanup of potentially thousands of lead-contaminated homes surrounding a shuttered battery recycling plant in Vernon, significantly boosting state resources for a cleanup that ultimately could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

Brown previously had

Job-Site Odor Control Made Easy

Job-Site Odor Control Made Easy

Problems with odor control at your jobsite? Dust control? Are you spending too much money in overtime on ADC equipment cleanup or tarp rollout? Is the standard daily cover you are using reducing the amount of usable space in your landfill? Since 1986 Rusmar Incorporated has been lowering risk and improving

Silt Fence Applications in Separating Contaminated Sediments

Silt Fence Applications in Separating Contaminated Sediments

In Part 3 of this continuing series about sediment and erosion control, author Linda Robinson discusses the importance of preventing contaminated sediment from entering a Lake Michigan tributary with stormwater runoff. The silt fence and other sediment and erosion control devices showcase best management practices during major dredging operations of

Silt Fence Applications in Separating Contaminated Sediments

Silt Fence Applications in Separating Contaminated Sediments

In Part 3 of this continuing series about sediment and erosion control, author Linda Robinson discusses the importance of preventing contaminated sediment from entering a Lake Michigan tributary with stormwater runoff. The silt fence and other sediment and erosion control devices showcase best management practices during major dredging operations of

Bottom Lines

Bottom Lines

Controversy swirls around the recent contract between the city of Indianapolis, IN, and Covanta to allow the building of a $45 million materials recovery facility to sort recyclables from municipal solid waste. Commonly referred to as “dirty MRFs,” these facilities enable residents to throw trash and recyclables into one curbside

LFGTE Supplement | Bottom Lines

LFGTE Supplement | Bottom Lines

Groundwater, rain, snow, or runoff-any water that enters a landfill violates the goal of sequestering the waste forever in a “dry tomb.” Most landfills are dry tomb landfills. The dry tomb waste-disposal concept is based on the idea of isolating waste as completely as possible from the environment. This dryness

Project Profile: River Shore Restoration Tech

Project Profile: River Shore Restoration Tech

The approximately 81-mile Sheboygan River meanders a bit in eastern Wisconsin before emptying into Lake Michigan at the city of Sheboygan, WI, located just 55 miles north of Milwaukee and 60 miles south of Green Bay. Over the years, heavy manufacturing along the eastern section of the river had left

Building Down

Building Down

For most contractors, “underground” has meant trenches down Main Street, tearing up multiple spaces in parking lots, spoiling the calm and neatness of residential streets to repair or update infrastructure, and then the costly replacing and reshaping of what was removed. I’m not going to talk about trenches in this

Sustainable Remediation

Sustainable Remediation

It is well known that leachate can lead to serious environmental problems if not handled properly. It’s also easy to understand why leachate disposal is one the most persistent and expensive long-term challenges affecting the solid waste industry. However, even one of the most accepted and widely used methods of

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