Solid and Hazardous Waste

Waste management facilities are faced with a broad range of engineering, environmental and regulatory issues arising from historic waste management practices and present-day waste generation and disposal.

Our experience includes municipal solid waste, industrial waste, toxic and hazardous chemical wastes, and radioactive materials at publicly owned landfills, industrial and commercial waste management facilities, and closed or abandoned sites. Our broad list of capabilities ranges from characterization and long-term monitoring for historic sites to new facility design, permitting at operating facilities, and closure and post-closure care.

Case Studies
Characterization
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AquAeTer was retained by its client to thoroughly review and update the hydrogeologic characterization and ground-water monitoring system for permitting a major landfill expansion on the Colorado Front Range.
PCB Response
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AquAeTer was called to an emergency response when PCB contamination was found during source investigation activities at a manufacturing facility in Ohio.
Alternative Final Cover Design
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AquAeTer was a participant (along with state and federal regulators and industry representatives) in the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) Alternate Landfill Technologies team that developed guidance documents and provided training, encouraging the design and approval of innovative alternative final covers (AFCs) for landfills.
Landfill Design
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AquAeTer prepared the design and specifications for a new 1.5 million CY hazardous waste disposal cell at a hazardous waste disposal site in Nevada. AquAeTer also prepared the design and specifications for the final cover for Cells #11 and 12. The new cell was designed, permitted, constructed, and approved for waste disposal by NV DEP within a 15-month period.
Radioactive Waste
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AquAeTer was asked to participate on an expert panel to statistically and quantitatively evaluate the potential risk to human health posed by releases from a closed low-level radioactive waste disposal site at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center.

Solid and Hazardous Waste Services

  • Alternative Final Cover Design and Permitting
  • Corrective Measures Studies and Implementation
  • Groundwater Remediation
  • Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • Hydrogeologic Characterization Investigations
  • Landfill and Impoundment Construction Quality Assurance
  • Landfill Design and Construction Specification
  • Landfill Liner Design
  • Leachate Analysis
  • Management and Analysis of Environmental Monitoring Data
  • RCRA Subtitle C and D Facility Permitting
  • Vadose Zone Monitoring, Soil Gas Monitoring
  • Waste Management Facility Construction Design and Closure