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Recycling News

Closed-Loop Recycling: See What Land O’Lakes is Doing with Feed Tubs

June 17, 2020

Land O’Lakes is using an innovative closed-loop-recylcling solution to reuse feed containers. The company is collecting and recycling its Purina cattle feed tubs, which are made with high-density polyethylene (HDPE). It has been challenging and complex task that required developing partnerships with dealers, a lumber manufacturer, and a Massachusetts-based recycler. (more…)
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Solid Waste News

What is Your Packer Test Actually Measuring?

June 10, 2020

A critical part of the process for citing new or expanding existing solid waste facilities in Missouri is characterization of the underlying geological and hydrogeological conditions to evaluate their suitability for landfilling activities. (more…)
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Environmental News, Regulatory News

Final Waters of the United States Rule

June 5, 2020

On April 21, 2020 the EPA published the final Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in the Federal Register. Blackstone previously provided a summary of the finalized rule in a February 18, 2020 update. As discussed in our February WOTUS update, the new rule eliminates Clean Water Act protections for more than 18% of our streams and a majority of the nation's wetlands. (more…)
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Environmental News, Regulatory News

Nationwide Permit 12 Update

June 5, 2020

On April 15, 2020, the U.S. District Court for Montana vacated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12). Specifically, the case involved the challenge by the Northern Plains Resource Council (plaintiffs) to the USACE’s authorization of the use of NWP 12 to permit the discharge of dredged or fill material to waters of the U.S. in connection with the construction of TC Energy’s Keystone Pipeline. (more…)
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Company News

Welcome Dane Nguyen & Aaron Wilson

June 5, 2020

Dane Nguyen, Project Engineer, has joined Blackstone's Overland Park, Kansas office. He holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science both in Environmental Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri. (more…)
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