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EnCAP-IT, will be exhibiting at the 48th annual Environmental Show of the South, May 15-17, 2019.

EnCAP-IT is exhibiting at the Environmental Show of the South next week May 15 – 17, 2019.  

The Environmental Show of the South is the largest and most comprehensive environmental conference and tradeshow in the region.

Being held at:

Chattanooga Convention Center
1 Carter Place,
Chattanooga, TN

Come by and see us! (Booth 308)

Press Statement from Richmond-based EnCAP-IT regarding coal ash removal in SB 1533

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2019
Contact: John Swenson, EnCAP-IT, moc.s1560815115mrebe1560815115sm@nh1560815115oj1560815115

Richmond-Based EnCAP-IT Asks Governor Northam
To Ensure Consumer Protection by Including “Alternative Solutions” in Coal Ash Clean-Up Bill

RICHMOND, Va. — While Gov. Ralph Northam and his administration have made significant, positive progress in ensuring that a bipartisan compromise bill to clean up Dominion’s coal ash moves forward within the Virginia General Assembly, Richmond-based company EnCAP-IT is asking the governor to encourage policymakers to take it one step further to ensure consumer protection.

EnCAP-IT – which has more than eight years of national experience working to resolve environmental issues related – is asking the governor and policymakers to consider including language in SB 1533 that allows for alternative solutions to be considered through a RFP (Request for Proposal) process.

“We are excited about the progress that has been made on this important environmental issue,” said John Swenson, managing partner of EnCAP-IT. “By deleting a couple of words to the current legislation, ‘optionality’ will become a consideration, which ensures that all solutions to coal ash clean-up are on the table, therefore creating a win-win for the environment, the commonwealth, and Dominion Energy.”

Currently, the proposed bill calls for two remedies to clean up Dominion’s coal ash. Those include encapsulated beneficial use of a minimum of 25% and then disposal. According to EnCAP-IT, unencapsulated beneficial uses (what EnCAP-IT refers to as “Macroencapsulation”) exist that should also be considered, not as a substitute alternative, but in addition to the bill’s predestined methods.  

Macroencapsulation would allow coal ash to be recycled in synthetically-lined berms above the water table at a power plant site. This technique is just as safe as landfilling, however with the benefit of leveraging existing footprints.  VA DEQ has already determined that this method is safe at two landfills in Virginia, positioning the Commonwealth as an industry leader.

“Macroencapsulation is a large-volume beneficial solution to this problem that is not currently on the table,” Swenson added. “It’s the most practical solution because roadway logistics, transportation costs and risks are all minimized. In addition, it is a more affordable option for the ratepayer.”

“Before legislation is finalized, let’s at least ensure that optionality and alternative solutions are not determined in legislative process, but in RFP process,” Swenson said. “No matter who gets the job in the end, it’s important that all options are considered.  There is a lot of work to do.” 

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About EnCAP-IT

EnCAP-IT was founded in 2009 in Glen Allen, Virginia, as a consulting and design firm. The company works to resolve environmental issues for waste management, power and other industries with our proprietary macroencapsulation technology. By using combustion residuals and other production byproducts to create eMSE berms, EnCAP-IT can achieve beneficial reuse and dramatically reduce construction costs for its clients. For more information, visit: http://www.mseberms.com.


EnCAP-IT’s safeBERM® solutions is Awarded Twelfth Patent

RICHMOND, Va., January 8, 2019 – EnCAP-IT is pleased to announce that today, the twelfth patent was issued to EnCAP-IT (Patent No. 10,174,477) entitled, Reinforced Wall System from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the core technology behind its state-of-the-art safeBERM® solutions.

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EnCAP-IT’s safeBERM® solutions is Awarded Eleventh Patent

RICHMOND, Va., December 4, 2018 – EnCAP-IT is pleased to announce that today, the eleventh patent was issued to EnCAP-IT (Patent No. 10,145,079) entitled, Berm and Method of Manufacturing a Berm from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the core technology behind its state-of-the-art safeBERM® solutions.

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EnCAP-IT®, will be delivering a presentation at the 47th annual Environmental Show of the South, May 16-18, 2018.

John P. Swenson and Jeffrey T. Crate P. G. (Waste Resource Services), will be attending the 47th annual Environmental Show of the South Conference this year. The Environmental Show of the South is the largest and most comprehensive environmental conference and tradeshow in the region, with a goal of providing high-quality, low-cost environmental training as well as updates on government/industry developments and trends. It will be held May 16-18, 2018 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

EnCAP-IT is excited to present our CCR Management System featured in the national publication, Geosynthetics Magazine. The article, entitled “Using geosynthetics for macroencapsulation for CCR on-site clean closure,” was published in the August 2017 edition of Geosynthetics Magazine.

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The presentation is entitled:

“Beyond Cap-in-Place: CCR On-Site Clean Closure using Macroencapsulation”

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EnCAP-IT is presenting and exhibiting at the Spring Conference, May 8 – 10, 2018

EnCAP-IT is presenting and exhibiting at South Carolina SWANA Chapter’s Spring Conference, May 8 – 10, 2018.

Being held at:

Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club
70 Tanglewood Drive,
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Come by and see us!

PRESENTATION: Tuesday, May 8 from 12:30-1:00 PM,

“Macroencapsulation: The New Norm for Improving Safety While Increasing Landfill Capacity”

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