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FET Environment 2018 Conference & Exhibition

Matt Traister discusses Clean Air Act regulations at the FET Environment 2018 Conference

OBG recently took part in the Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc. (FET) Environment 2018 Conference and Exhibition on October 23-25 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The annual conference brings together a diverse mix of industries, consultants, regulators, service providers, educators, and students to focus on educating and developing excellence in environmental professionals. During...

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Sampling and analysis under the fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule

Sampling of large (>10,000 users) and randomly selected small Public Water Systems (PWSs) for constituents under the third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR3) was performed in 2013, 2014, and 2015. This sampling included 1,4-dioxane and six perfluorinated compounds (including perfluorooctanoic acid [PFOA] and perfluorooctane sulfonate [PFOS]), which are “emerging contaminants” that are currently a co...

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Innovative approaches for lagoon closure and capping

David Farber,
Chemical manufacturer, North Carolina

As the need arises to close aging or inactive sludge lagoons, industrial and municipal facility owners are continually looking for economical, alternative approaches to traditional sludge solidification or dewatering and off-site disposal. Simultaneously, compliance with state and federal regulations and protection of human health and the environment must also be...

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Paul Hare co-chairs panel on emerging contaminants at NCMA Annual Meeting

Paul Hare, CPG, PG presents at NCMA Annual Meeting

OBG participated in the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA) 2017 Annual Meeting which took place on September 25 - 26, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The importance of emerging contaminants has been highlighted locally by media coverage on the detection of 1,4-dioxane and GenX in the Cape...

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Drinking water, wastewater, and emerging contaminants

Whether securing ample water supplies, treating water to meet stringent drinking standards, or delivering water through an aging distribution system, OBG develops sustainable and affordable solutions. Beyond the challenges facing public water facilities, OBG industrial water specialists provide high-purity water and...

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Do I need a permit?

Chris Kriegner,

Many projects require approval from one or more regulatory agencies before implementation can begin. Approvals are typically granted in the form of a permit, which may be required for a host of reasons, including planned emissions or discharges, withdrawals or resource use, building and construction, or proposed disturbance to...

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WasteExpo 2017

Experts from OBG exhibited and presented at WasteExpo 2017

OBG recently presented during WasteExpo 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 8-11, 2017. The OBG expert team shared experiences and expertise in solid waste management during the conference and at the event's Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Summit, a day of learning...

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2017 World of Coal Ash Conference

Environmental experts from OBG and NRT exhibited and presented at WOCA

OBG, together with NRT, an OBG Company (NRT), recently presented during the 2017 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) on May 8-11 in Lexington, Kentucky. This international conference, organized by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy...

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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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