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Earth Day 2017, A personal reflection

Two of the people who I closely associate as professional mentors—former OBG employees Ted Tifft and Stu Spiegel—previously commemorated the 20- and 40-year anniversaries of Earth Day for OBG. Long before I knew them, however, my interest in protecting the environment was shaped by events that...

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Improving a Virginia water supply dam to pass its spillway design flood

Johan Anestad discussed how a Potomac Creek dam met its spillway design flood at the Virginia Water Conference

OBG has worked alongside the Stafford County, Virginia Department of Utilities to evaluate the impact of the 2015 statewide probable maximum precipitation study (which defined the maximum depth of precipitation that is physically possible for storm areas and duration in Virginia) on the spillway...

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Emerging contaminants in NYS and their effect on the chemistry business

OBG’s Scott Grieco, PhD, PE recently presented at the New York State Chemistry Council Annual Policy & Legislative Meeting on January 24, 2017 in Albany, New York. Dr. Grieco shared his expertise on emerging contaminants in New York State and their effect on the business of chemistry. With re...

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Battelle 2017 Sediments Conference

Environmental experts from OBG and NRT, an OBG company exhibited and presented at Battelle’s Sediments Conference

OBG, together with NRT, an OBG company, delivered six presentations and 10 posters during Battelle’s Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. The conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 9-12, 2017, brings environmental professionals together to share experiences and expertise with remediating, restoring, and managing the en...

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Where's the beef?: Food waste is key to lowering net energy at West Point

Bill Meinert, PE, a wastewater treatment expert at OBG, recently presented at the Energy Specialty Conference held by the New York Section American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA) and the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) on November 16, 2016 in Albany, New York. Together with joint venture partner Atkins,...

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NYS Business Council's 2016 Environment Conference

Steven Eckler discussed complex projects in a highly regulated state (Photo by NYS Business Council)

On November 14-16, OBG participated in the 2016 Annual Environment Conference, held by The Business Council of New York State in Saratoga Springs, NY. This two-day event brings together experts from the private and public sectors to share the latest information relevant to environmental issues in New York...

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18th Annual New England Pretreatment Coordinators Workshop

On October 26-27, 2016, OBG participated in the 18th Annual New England Pretreatment Coordinators Workshop hosted by the New England Regional Pretreatment Coordinator’s Association (NERPCA) and EPA New England. The annual workshop addresses the needs of municipal industrial pretreatment personnel and features pretreatment training, discussions, and presentations by local, state, an...

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Edwin C. Tifft Jr. Water Supply Symposium

George Rest, PE presents on lead corrosion at the educational symposium

OBG water experts recently presented during the Edwin C. Tifft Jr. Water Supply Symposium on September 21-22, 2016 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) New York Section, the symposium features educational sessions on sustainability, groundwater, water treatment, and recent advances in water...

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