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Berm Material Management

EnCAP-IT, Beneficial Soil Solutions, and Hilltop Enterprises Announce Strategic Partnership

RICHMOND, Va., November 16, 2017 – EnCAP-IT, Beneficial Soil Solutions and Hilltop Enterprises today announced a strategic partnership, which was formed to deliver safeBERM® solutions to various landfills, industrial sites, land developers and other sites that require environmental protection readiness throughout the Northeast.  The entity will operate as Berm Material Management.

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EnCAP-IT’s Encapsulated Berm and Construction Method is Awarded Eighth Patent

RICHMOND, Va., March 14, 2017 – EnCAP-IT is pleased to announce that today, the eighth patent was issued to EnCAP-IT (Patent No. 9,593,459) 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® Branding Leverages Patented Macroencapsulation Solutions

Richmond, Va., (November 11, 2016) – EnCAP-IT®, announced today that it has branded its patented green solutions as safeBERM® technologies. The safeBERM® brand signifies the company’s commitment to driving safe innovation in macroencapsulation.  This technology is used by industries that seek environmentally safe and friendly ways to recycle through beneficial reuse construction while dramatically increasing safety factors of the structures.

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Part 4 of 5: Coal Ash Storage – safeBERM® Retro-Fit System

Using patented macroencapsulation technologies allows generators to continue to beneficially reuse CCRs in structural berms and fills. safeBERM® solutions have an internal geomembrane envelope that completely encapsulates the fill material. These methods can be utilized in every facet of the strategic CCR management solution—closing ash ponds in place, converting to dry storage, strengthening existing sloped structures, or relocating CCRs for beneficial use.

safeBERM® technologies use a unique drainage system, with lined hydrostatic barriers around the boundaries of CCR storage and storage units.

EnCAP-IT’s safeBERM® Retro-Fit approach is a viable alternative solution where CCR’s can be stored safely under half the cost and timeframe as compared to off-site disposal, moving the coal ash storage away from the waterways.

[This is the fourth of a five-part series developed by EnCAP-IT®.]

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Part 3 of 5: Coal Ash Storage – safeBERM® Expansion System

Using patented macroencapsulation technologies allows generators to continue to beneficially reuse CCRs in structural berms and fills. safeBERM® solutions have an internal geomembrane envelope that completely encapsulates the fill material. These methods can be utilized in every facet of the strategic CCR management solution—closing ash ponds in place, converting to dry storage, strengthening existing sloped structures, or relocating CCRs for beneficial use.

safeBERM® technologies use a unique drainage system, with lined hydrostatic barriers around the boundaries of CCR storage and storage units.

EnCAP-IT’s safeBERM® Expansion approach is a viable alternative solution where CCR’s can be stored safely at half the cost and timeframe as compared to off-site disposal, while providing much needed proper long-term storage capacity.

[This is the third of a five-part series developed by EnCAP-IT®.]

Click on the picture (link above) to see more.

Macroencapsulation: Beneficial Reuse of Non-Traditional Materials to Safely Increase Landfill Airspace while Reducing Construction Costs

Given by: Jeffrey T. Crate, P.G. (Waste Resource Services) & John P. Swenson (EnCAP-IT)
2016 NC-SWANA Spring Conference– April 25-28, 2016 – Greensboro, North Carolina

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Potomac Landfill engages EnCAP-IT for MSE Berm System

Potomac Landfill in Dumfries, Virginia, has engaged EnCAP-IT to design a customized MSE berm system that will conform specifically to the topography of the 39-acre site and transition the area from a landfill to public recreation use.

Potomac and EnCAP-IT’s guiding principles for this design project will maximize its benefits to the community while minimizing its impact on the environment.

The design plan includes an earthen berm to be constructed in phases along the perimeter of the current Potomac site. The additional airspace the berm creates will be filled with waste materials that will then be fully macroencapsulated in Subtitle D composite liner. In the final phase, the now-full airspace will be covered with top soil and planted, shielding the environment from any harmful leaching from the waste materials and giving the land a new lease on life.

It’s a win-win scenario for all parties involved.

According to current plans, when the EnCAP-IT macroencapsulation project is complete and the landfill is full, the reclaimed land will have something for everybody, enhancing the quality of life for Dumfries residents by providing myriad options for outdoor and indoor recreation.

The land will be home to fields for baseball, soccer and lacrosse, in addition to tennis courts, playgrounds, and walking and bike trails. An indoor sports complex will house retail space, restaurants and “pay to play” activities such as martial arts, dance, rock-climbing, and fitness.

You can view “The Vision” as well as more details about the Potomac project and other reclaimed landfills around the world that served as Potomac’s inspiration.

– July 31, 2015