E & E Receives Engineering Excellence Award from ACEC New York for Work at Middlesex Site
LANCASTER, N.Y., April 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecology and Environment Engineering and Geology, P.C. (E & E) is pleased to announce that on April 13, 2019, it was awarded a Diamond Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York—the highest honor in ACEC's state competitions—for its work on behalf of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York and Kansas City Districts on the automated radiological soil sorting pilot study at Middlesex Municipal Landfill in New Jersey.
"This is a tremendous honor for E & E, and one of which we are very proud," said Todd Musterait, President of U.S. Operations. "We are driven by innovation every day, on every project, and we are committed to providing solutions that work for our clients and for all project stakeholders. We couldn't be more excited to have our work with the USACE at Middlesex recognized with such a prestigious award."
E & E and the USACE designed and conducted a pilot study to determine if radiologically contaminated material at the 37-acre Middlesex Landfill in New Jersey (which became contaminated during the nation's early atomic energy program) could be isolated from other materials to reduce the amount of material requiring special handling and disposal. E & E tested a cutting-edge, highly efficient soil-sorting technology at the site to segregate materials that had been previously thought to be extremely difficult to economically separate, ultimately demonstrating that only 22 percent of the entire volume of soil processed was radiologically contaminated.
With such a low percentage of the soils excavated for the study needing special handling, E & E was able to demonstrate significant cost savings into the remediation of this waste site, reduction of greenhouse gasses to transport the material, and saving valuable space in landfills specially designed to store materials like these. "The broader applications of this technology are tremendous," said Dan Kennedy, E & E's project manager at the site. "Without it, significant volumes of non-impacted materials excavated along with impacted materials would be treated as radiologically contaminated and therefore require expensive handling and disposal methods."
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Source: Ecology and Environment, Inc.