As the nation continues its battle over the best way to get the energy that is needed for our cars, our homes, and our businesses, it appears that groundwater remediation equipment will continue to be important. Although those lobbying for pipelines across the nation will say that these installations are safe, the eventual leak or pipe break is always a threat. When these leaks or threats occur, it is essential to have environmental remediation contracting services in place so that any problem can be handled as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is also important to have a staff of legal and environmental experts who can help companies understand the latest requirements, standards, and regulations.
In the state of Indiana, for instance, one public service company recently reported that it will hold off installing wastewater pollution controls at its largest coal plant in in the state while industry groups challenge the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) ruling that led to their installation plan.
Understanding the complexities of everything from ash wastewater remediation to groundwater management is essential if a company is going to be able to meet the shifting rules and regulations that are required. Consider some of these statistics about the remediation of ash wastewater and other environmental remediation processes:
- Unfortunately, a mere 1% of the Earth?s water is suitable for drinking.
- Only 3% of Earth?s water is fresh water.
- 80% of the most serious hazardous waste sites in America have adversely impacted nearby ground water quality.
- 16,000 chemical spills occur from trains, trucks, and storage tanks every year. In many cases these spills take place during the transfer of materials. For this reason, it is important to have well trained employees who follow all required safety guidelines, both for the protection of the environment and for the profits of the company.
- Environmental consultants, environmental directors, and chemical plant managers must all be well versed about both current and upcoming standards and regulations.
- 95% of the nation’s available fresh water resources rely on ground water. In addition, 50% of the people in this country rely on ground water for their source of drinking water.
- 85% to 95% of pollutants from the wastewater are removed from primary and secondary waste treatment processes before the treated wastewater is disinfected and discharged into local waterways.