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Is your facility at risk for combustible dust? (Part 2)

Combustible dust is an often-unknown hazard in industrial facilities. This is because many people are unaware of what common combustible dust is and how dangerous it can be. In part one of OBG's webinar series on combustible dust in industrial facilities, specialty chemicals expert Reid Todd, PE provided an overview...

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The Business Council of New York State 2018 Environment Conference

Credit: The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

OBG recently took part in The Business Council of New York State's 2018 Annual Environment Conference on November 13-14, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, New York. This year's conference brought together regulators and expert consultants to talk about the latest in environment regulation and law, including regulatory changes and environmental issues in New...

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OBG discusses emerging contaminants with Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Paul Hare, CPG, PG

OBG recently hosted a quarterly meeting of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC) on November 8, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. A partnership between the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group (IERG), the EAC works to broaden the business-stakeholder involvement in environmental legislative, regulatory, and policy...

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Revitalizing the Chicago Area Water System

Sarah Meyer,
Sarah Meyer

Over 100 miles of rivers and canals make up the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS), which connects Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River and includes the Chicago River, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, the Cal-Sag Channel, and the Calumet Rivers. This complex water system has a long history of industrialization,...

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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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Improved projects through informed decision making

Steve Eckler,

Decision making is a process that requires information. Informed decision making requires information relative to several priorities, which vary depending on the proposed action. The need to understand the outcomes of our decisions promotes an information-based, decision-making process that, in the engineering realm, often considers and balances outcomes...

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PFAS regulations develop for Michigan drinking water and fish consumption

Clifford Yantz, PG

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of synthetic compounds considered as emerging contaminants. PFAS are manufactured for use in many applications, from firefighting foam to food packaging and many other consumer and industrial products. PFAS are ubiquitous in the environment, and there currently is a lack of scientific...

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Improving water quality for trout in a prized recreational watercourse

Michael Rondinelli,

Trout are highly valued freshwater fish, serving an important position in the freshwater food web as both predator and prey, and providing seasonal or year-round enjoyment for recreational anglers. Trout also are sensitive to physical and chemical stressors, and therefore are excellent water quality indicators.  Because coldwater fish...

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How will the fresh water nutrient criteria affect your wastewater treatment plant?

Bill Meinert,

A federal water quality criteria change called the Ammonia rule is making its way through the U.S. and may require operational changes or capital improvements to your wastewater treatment plant to meet tighter effluent limits. It’s important to understand key issues, al...

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