Published Article: Innovative Remediation Strategies at Redevelopment Sites

Brownfield sites with complex physical settings, such as weathered or fractured bedrock and deep contaminants, complicated chemical and physical composition of contaminants, and operating or redevelopment complications, can pose problems for the effective use of traditional remedies. These challenging sites require innovative remedial technologies and creative thinking to reach remediation goals and allow redevelopment to occur on schedule and on budget.

“Innovative Remediation Strategies at Redevelopment Sites,” written by Roux’s Timothy Adams, P.G. and Anne E. Viner, Esq. of WCD Group, examines three Brownfields sites in different U.S. regions, which each required creative remedial approaches to treat volatile organic compounds (VOCs), conquer the challenges posed, and allow redevelopment to proceed.

Click the PDF below to read the article, published in the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources‘ May 2017 Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee Newsletter (Vol. 19, No. 2). To view all committee newsletters, click here.

 Innovative Remediation Strategies at Redevelopment Sites

Published Article: The Evolving Standard of Care for LSRPs

Environmental professionals are held to a standard of care in practically all of their work, whether established by rule, contract, or standard industry practice. With the advent of the licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) program brought about by the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), a code of conduct was established for LSRPs that has changed the standard of care for environmental professionals practicing in New Jersey. Nearly all aspects of environmental services performed in New Jersey are now touched, in some way, by the LSRP program.

“The Evolving Standard of Care for LSRPs” written by Roux’s Gregory D. Martin, explores how the SRRA and the code of conduct for LSRPs have changed the standard of care for environmental professionals practicing in New Jersey. To read this article in its entirety, originally published in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, please click on the link below.

The Evolving Standard of Care for LSRPs

Last Chance to Register: Will These Sediment Sites Ever Go Away?

Will These Sediment Sites Ever Go Away? An Update on Where Things Are

Presented by Peter Alvey, Vice President & Principal Engineer and Paula Riordan,
Senior Scientist 

Tuesday, January 24 • 2:00pm (EST)

This complimentary webinar will provide an update on some of the major sediment contamination sites and other legacy pollution sites in the country. Sediment sites have become a priority for the USEPA and remediation costs often exceed $1 billion.

Presented by Peter Alvey, Vice President & Principal Engineer and Paula Riordan, Senior Scientist of Roux Associates, this webinar will focus on sediment remediation sites, such as the Passaic River and Portland Harbor. In addition, the webinar will provide updates on other common types of environmental sites, including ash ponds at power plants, abandoned mine sites, and more.

Now is your last chance to register for this webinar, please click here.

Roux Complimentary Webinar: Will These Sediment Sites Ever Go Away?

Will These Sediment Sites Ever Go Away? An Update on Where Things Are

Presented by Peter Alvey, Vice President & Principal Engineer and Paula Riordan,
Senior Scientist 

Tuesday, January 24 • 2:00pm (EST)

This complimentary webinar will provide an update on some of the major sediment contamination sites and other legacy pollution sites in the country. Sediment sites have become a priority for the USEPA and remediation costs often exceed $1 billion.

Presented by Peter Alvey, Vice President & Principal Engineer and Paula Riordan, Senior Scientist of Roux Associates, this webinar will focus on sediment remediation sites, such as the Passaic River and Portland Harbor. In addition, the webinar will provide updates on other common types of environmental sites, including ash ponds at power plants, abandoned mine sites, and more.

To register for this Roux complimentary webinar, please click here.

Last Chance to Register – Living Landfills: Don’t Cap It, Plant It!

Living Landfills: Don’t Cap It, Plant It!

Monday, December 19 • 2:00pm (EST)
Presented by Amanda Ludlow, Principal Scientist (Roux Associates)

This webinar will provide an overview of conventional and alternative capping, introduce the science behind Roux’s innovative living landfills, present the advantages of these designs, and discuss the cost savings achieved by eliminating expensive liner based caps.

Conventional landfill capping, which utilizes material with low hydraulic permeability (i.e., clay or geomembrane liners) to minimize rainwater contact with waste, can be expensive. Twenty years ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the importance of exploring more sustainable technologies for landfill closure: alternative landfill covers.

Alternative landfill covers use a combination of soil and plants to store and consume rainwater, thus minimizing infiltration. Cost savings as high as 50% can be achieved relative to conventional caps.

Roux has combined the practices of phytoremediation (utilizing deep rooting, water-loving tree species) and alternative capping, creating “living landfill” designs in humid and northeast climates where alternative capping is normally difficult to implement. These living landfills not only capture and evapotranspire rainwater, but promote in situ remediation of landfill waste.

This is the last chance to register for this Roux complimentary webinar, please click here.

Last Chance to Register: Cleanup Options for Navajo Abandoned Uranium Mines

Cleanup Options for Navajo Abandoned Uranium Mines

Thursday, December 8 • 2:00pm (EST)
Presented By: Dr. Neil M. Ram, Larry McTiernan, PG, LSP, and Catie Boston, Senior Geologist

Tomorrow—Please join us for a Roux complimentary webinar, entitled Cleanup Options for Navajo Abandoned Uranium Mines. This webinar will discuss the current status of known contamination arising from abandoned uranium mines (AUMs) within the Navajo Nation, and examines options for addressing the elevated risks to health that AUM waste poses to the people of the Navajo Nation.

Dr. Neil M. Ram, Larry McTiernan, and Catie Boston of Roux Associates will be presenting this webinar, based on their published article in the Summer 2016 edition of Remediation Journal.

This is the last chance to register for this Roux complimentary webinar, please click here.