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Sustainable remediation incorporating ecological restoration

The Onondaga Lake Superfund restoration program in Syracuse, New York has provided an opportunity to refine and develop new ecological restoration approaches. Lessons from Onondaga Lake can be broadly applied to other programs, particularly in urban and postindustrial settings. In Lessons Learned in Sustainable Remediation Incorporating Ecological Restoration, a presentation...

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Design challenges of a low level radioactive waste incinerator

A nuclear power plant located in Canada employs a solid and liquid waste incinerator to dispose of low level radioactive waste materials generated by plant maintenance activities. A number of safety and reliability issues prompted a detailed analysis of the plant’s design, resulting in many engineering and equipment ch...

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Improving a Virginia water supply dam to pass its spillway design flood

Johan Anestad discussed how a Potomac Creek dam met its spillway design flood at the Virginia Water Conference

OBG has worked alongside the Stafford County, Virginia Department of Utilities to evaluate the impact of the 2015 statewide probable maximum precipitation study (which defined the maximum depth of precipitation that is physically possible for storm areas and duration in Virginia) on the spillway...

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How is PSM affecting the chemical industry?

Andrew Porter,

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) developed the process safety management, or PSM standard to prevent disastrous process release incidents in the manufacturing industry.  The PSM standard begins with a list of 137 chemicals deemed highly hazardous, toxic, or reactive. If a site has more than...

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Yolanda F. Pagano discusses state of the energy industry

Yolanda F. Pagano (center) served on a panel during the WEN South Louisiana chapter annual dinner

Yolanda F. Pagano, Esq., CPA, leader of OBG’s sustainability practice, recently served on a panel held during the Women’s Energy Network (WEN), South Louisiana chapter annual dinner and silent auction. Yolanda joined other panel members, including Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt, as well as representatives from the Gulf...

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Plant Engineers Council: Energy Event

Neil Webb and Mohammad Mojdehi discuss microgrids for business at MACNY energy event

While natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy bring focus to the susceptibility or resiliency of our electrical system to catastrophic events, business owners know too well the implications of diminished power quality and momentary interruptions that they face on a daily basis. New York State has put forth a large number...

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Emerging contaminants in NYS and their effect on the chemistry business

OBG’s Scott Grieco, PhD, PE recently presented at the New York State Chemistry Council Annual Policy & Legislative Meeting on January 24, 2017 in Albany, New York. Dr. Grieco shared his expertise on emerging contaminants in New York State and their effect on the business of chemistry. With re...

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Battelle 2017 Sediments Conference

Environmental experts from OBG and NRT, an OBG company exhibited and presented at Battelle’s Sediments Conference

OBG, together with NRT, an OBG company, delivered six presentations and 10 posters during Battelle’s Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. The conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 9-12, 2017, brings environmental professionals together to share experiences and expertise with remediating, restoring, and managing the en...

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Barrier island restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Chris Calkins,

Barrier islands are the first line of defense during storms that threaten coastal communities. They reduce the harmful effects of wind and waves and serve as habitats for important wildlife. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, extreme changes such as significant erosion occurred at barrier islands off the central Gulf of Mexico...

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Kendrick Jaglal contributes to Water Environment Research Journal

Kendrick Jaglal, PE, an expert in sediment management at OBG, has authored the latest Annual Literature Review for Contaminated Aquatic Sediments recently published in the Water Environment Research Journal. "Contaminated Aquatic Sediments" presents a review of literature published in 2015 related to the assessment, evaluation, and remediation of contaminated...

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