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NGWA 2018 Groundwater Week

Rick Boone, CPG, CHMM

OBG's Rick Boone recently presented during the National Ground Water Association's (NGWA) 2018 Groundwater Week, a leading trade event in the groundwater industry. During the event, which took place December 3-6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rick discussed how to apply 3D visualization modeling to improve conceptual site model development and groundwater...

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Pilot-testing an air sparge system for arsenic removal

A long-term cleanup of the former Vineland Chemical Company has undergone additional work over the last two years to address a re-contaminated watershed area. Since the early 1990s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to remove arsenic-contaminated groundwater, soil, and sediment from the south-central New Jersey site....

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Groundwater quality changes after closure in place

25 years of observations

Stu Cravens

OBG’s Stuart (Stu) Cravens, a thought leader in hydrogeology, recently joined Bruce Hensel of Electric Power Research Institute to talk about groundwater quality changes when a pond is closed in place. Groundwater quality changes can be expected when a pond is closed in place. The type and degree of ch...

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Sulfate, magnetite, sheep, and chlorinated solvent bioremediation

Mark Harkness,
Innovative remedial solution uses delivery method for treating vitamin deficiency in sheep

Environmental remediation is both challenging and rewarding since it requires multiple skill sets to solve complex environmental problems. Recently, OBG took on the challenge of finding a remedial solution for trichloroethylene in a fracture bedrock environment containing high sulfate groundwater. Bioremediation was the technology of choice; however, the presence of...

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Emerging Contaminants Summit 2018

OBG recently sponsored, exhibited, and participated in the Emerging Contaminants Summit on March 6-7, 2018 in Westminster, Colorado. This environmental conference addressed the investigation, assessment, and mitigation of emerging contaminants across all environmental media, including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils, and sediments, as well as...

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OBG discusses PFAS in Wisconsin

Jeff Ramey presents at WGWA 2018 Annual State Conference

OBG recently participated in the Wisconsin Ground Water Association’s (WGWA) 2018 Annual State Conference, which took place on February 9, 2018 in Brookfield, WI. During the conference, which focused this year on understanding groundwater in Wisconsin, OBG’s Jeff Ramey discussed the National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) guidance document on per- a...

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Cutting-edge science in remediation: Q&A with Mark Harkness

Mark Harkness, OBG thought leader in environmental remediation

Remediation expert Mark Harkness joined OBG just last year and is already making an impact. We sat down with Mark to learn a bit more about his perspective on the remediation industry, OBG’s environment business, and his commitment to innovation and making the world a better place. Q: So fa...

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OBG contributes to NGWA’s guidance document on perfluorinated compounds

Paul Hare, CPG, PG

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has completed a one-year effort to develop a guidance document for its stakeholders on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This document, titled Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, was created by a collaboration of more than 30 volunteers from the groundwater industry, including...

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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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New approaches, technologies, and innovation in remediation

Meet Mark Harkness

Mark Harkness

Mark Harkness joined OBG in March, bringing leadership in remediation project design and management with extensive experience implementing a wide range of innovative, pragmatic, and cost-effective remedial technologies to address petroleum and chlorinated solvents in soil and groundwater.  Mark joins OBG from GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, Ne...

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