In the United States, an environmental site assessment is a report prepared for a real estate holding that identifies potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities. The analysis, often called an ESA, typically addresses both the underlying land as well as physical improvements to the property. A proportion of contaminated sites are “brownfield sites.” In severe cases, brownfield sites may be added to the National Priorities List where they will be subject to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program.
The Space Fence, a sophisticated surveillance system designed to improve the way the US Air Force identifies and tracks objects in space, is under construction and scheduled for operation by 2018. The radar installation addresses the growing problem of space debris, an issue that became reality in 2009 when a
By John Collins
Energy professionals know that backing up critical data means having the right power protection strategy in place to ensure that facility downtime doesn’t impact business. During the course of operation, power sags, surges, and outages are unavoidable and capable of damaging valuable equipment and cutting off access to important information.
By Lori Lovely
“Not in my backyard” is a familiar phrase in the solid waste industry. People don’t want a landfill in their neighborhood, but it’s inevitable that these facilities are going to have some type of neighbors—whether residential, commercial, or industrial—so keeping those neighbors happy by reducing dust, odor, and noise is
Hinesburg, VT, USA, April 13th 2016 – RNRG has announced today that the site-wide installation of its “TurbinePhD” condition monitoring systems has been completed at the 21 MW Grant County Wind Farm in Minnesota, USA.
Originally constructed in 2010 and owned by Aspenall Energies, the project is composed of ten 2.1MW
Seattle, WA – When Waste Management, North America’s leading provider of integrated environmental solutions, got involved with an ongoing environmental dredging and remediation project initiated by Boeing in Seattle’s Lower Duwamish Waterway, it was the first step in a new direction for the company.
“The Duwamish River dock site is
By John Trotti
It was at WASTECON 2014 in Dallas with the outside air temperature hovering around the Death Valley record mark, that I had an opportunity to sit down with a group of landfill operators to talk turkey on a subject with which I maintain a solid love-hate relationship: technology. As the
Water is one of the most essential natural resources. More and more businesses – both large and small, industries, institutions, utilities, cities and governmental agencies are looking for strategies to reduce water usage to their reduce costs and as a part of their larger sustainability plans. Implementing water-efficient technologies or
“Drones” or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are quickly emerging as the next wave of technology for site inspections, offering environmental, infrastructure, waste, and construction professionals the ability to acquire high resolution aerial imagery, spatial data, and sensing data thoroughly AND cost-effectively… essentially giving you a bird’s eye view into your
By Lori Lovely
When a municipality or a hauler wants to build a new materials recycling facility, it has to consider many aspects prior to construction. Before breaking ground, letting to bid, and even issuing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), many consult experts to help define their needs, as well as the potential of,