MARTINEZ, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry*, has honored 50 companies for revenue growth, acquisitions, innovative project designs, technology applications, new practice areas, social contributions and industry leadership in 2012.
Engineering/Remediation Resources Group, Inc. (ERRG) is pleased to announce that it was chosen to receive the EBJ award for Project Merit: Remediation.
"In an industry that has just managed to out-perform the overall economy but still presents challenges in many segments, a number of companies have achieved double-digit growth, sustained high profitability, built solid backlog, made successful forays into new practice areas or geographic markets, or developed technologies that can help build a more sustainable economy," said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego), publisher of Environmental Business Journal.
ERRG was recognized for its work in restoring an abandoned copper mine in the remote Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, where waste rock was leaching sulfuric acid, arsenic, lead, cadmium, copper, and zinc into nearby creeks for 100 years. The Blue Ledge Mine Remediation was a large, complex environmental project where access, terrain, and logistics created significant challenges. The project, performed for the U.S. Forest Service, included removing 65,000 cubic yards of waste rock, encapsulating it in a geomembrane-lined repository, reclaiming the 22 acres of disturbed areas, installing erosion control measures, replacing topsoil, and restoring native vegetation with over 15,000 native plants that were grown in an off-site nursery. A unique aspect of the project involved the use of three Spider excavators to crawl up the steep slope of the mountainside. The tailings were pulled down to where they could be handled with larger earth-moving equipment. Reinforced slope stability fabric was installed, and sediment and pH treatment basins were constructed. In addition, road access was not available to three of the four waste rock areas, so ERRG constructed approximately one mile of roads through rugged terrain to provide access to the areas.
The 2012 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XI in Coronado, Calif. on March 6-8, 2013. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day event hosted by EBI Inc.
* Environmental Business Journal provides strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 14 business segments, including environmental remediation, water & wastewater, air pollution control, environmental consulting & engineering, hazardous waste, instrumentation, pollution control equipment, waste management, resource recovery, and solid waste management.
About ERRG: ERRG provides a broad scope of engineering, remediation, construction, military munitions response, and emergency preparedness services. Our team consists of nearly 300 full-time employees, including environmental, civil and geotechnical engineers, geologists, soil physicists, scientists, preparedness and compliance experts, construction managers, construction superintendents, equipment operators, certified hazardous waste technicians, field laborers, and administrative personnel.
ERRG's broad base of environmental, engineering, and construction backgrounds enables us to provide the full spectrum of remediation services to our public and private sector clients. Engineering services range from initial site investigations and characterizations through design. Construction services include small soil excavations to the building of multi-million dollar treatment systems. ERRG's staff work in multidisciplinary teams to design and build practical solutions to environmental projects.
ERRG was incorporated in 1997 and currently has offices in Martinez, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Tustin, California; Seattle, and Spokane Washington; Portland, Oregon; Phoenix, Arizona; and Honolulu, Hawaii.
ERRG is committed to ethical business practices and our Code of Ethics serves as a foundation for our continued success.
Media Contact: James Hudson Engineering/Remediation Resources Group Inc., 925-839-2230, firstname.lastname@example.org
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