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News From AEG’s Third Biennial Southeastern In Situ Soil & Groundwater Remediation Conference

AEG’s Third Biennial Southeastern In Situ Soil and Groundwater Remediation Conference was held in Raleigh, NC on March 6 – 7 2012. The remediation topics discussed were primarily related to In Situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) and In Situ chemical reduction (ISCR) processes currently being used to remediate aquifers impacted with chlorinated solvents.

Letter to Governor Haley from Paul M Weaver, Chair-Carolina’s Section of AEG

Paul Weaver, Chairman of the Carolina’s Section of AEG, wrote a letter to Governor Haley about the South Carolina LLR 2012 Regulatory Report. The letter addresses his concern for the reports recommendation to eliminate the professional licensing of geologists in the State of South Carolina.

[January 30, 2012]

Dear Governor Haley:

Geology License on the Chopping Block Again in South Carolina

It is 2012 and the LLR in South Carolina has issued their annual report.  In an effort to cut cost, what better program to kill than one that pays for itself like the Geology Licensure Board.   So what is their reason?  Read Below:

Part 2 - Performing The Pilot Test

To get started with the pilot testing we need to take a look at our site conditions and determine what technology we want to try. Typical technologies used for sites like the one described in Part 1 are Dual Phase Extraction (DPE), Air Sparging (AS), and Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE). There are many different versions of each technology some adding Oxygen or Ozone to the sparged air, some also adding microbes.

Part 1 – Pilot Test Equipment Selection

Remediation Pilot Test Equipment

You have finished your assessment and have determined the vertical and lateral extent of impact. Now the real fun begins. What kind of system will I need to clean this mess up? One of the first things to consider is the type of contaminants you have and the chemical properties such as vapor pressure, specific gravity, and solubility. Some other items to be considered before selecting your pilot unit include the following:

Part 3 - Full Scale System Selection

With the pilot test data in hand it is now time to select the equipment for our full scale system. First let's take a look at what we have learned about the site:

The Environmental Remediation Industry In 2011: Does Quality & Service Still Matter?

Having been in the industry for over 30 years, it is disturbing to see what the environmental remediation industry has become.  Gone are the days where having the job performed to the highest professional and safety standard was most important and the price was a distant second or third.  I am not completely sure but I believe the transition started around the same time the State Agencies began holding the purse strings on Underground Storage Tank (UST) Trust Funds.

Are North Carolina Lawmakers Trying To Dissolve NCDENR?

Recently, it came to my attention that several NC lawmakers have their sights set on weakening the NCDENR (North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources) and eliminating the excise tax that funds environmental programs such as the Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund. Obviously, this will have a detrimental effect on Environmental Consulting Companies, Analytical Laboratories, Equipment Contractors and Suppliers and of course our Environment. Several recent quotes from our elected officials are presented in the following paragraphs.

New Bioremediation Technology Available Soon

For the past several months I have been working on a new remediation process with OxyGreen Corporation.  The process involves a patented electrolysis cell for producing pure oxygen from water insitu.  Electrolysis is not new, obviously, but this application is.  The interesting thing is this system can run on household current, and is designed to polish off the sites that are almost cleaned up, but are still hanging on.  There are a lot of remediation techniques out there and I wanted hear what you think about this one.  A video of the prototype cell in operation is availab

Low-Flow Groundwater Sampling Becoming The Norm

With a growing emphasis placed on the application of low-flow sampling techniques for groundwater sampling, equipment manufacturers have begun developing new instrumentation to meet the needs of the environmental professional.  Low-flow sampling has become the standard for groundwater sampling. The major drawback to the older method of sampling was the draw down impact (stress) that was created and the large amount of waste water that had to be disposed of properly, adding additional expenses. Both of these issues are now addressed through the low-flow technique.