MADISON, Wis., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RMT, Inc. (RMT), a leading energy and environment company, has been recognized with a 2009 Business Achievement Award from Environmental Business Journal (EBJ). According to EBJ, "The 2009 crop of winners contended with what likely were the most challenging business conditions in history."
RMT's development of a new technology to address the ongoing human health and environmental risks from sediment contaminated by manufactured gas plants (MGPs)—a problem that has been misunderstood and difficult to remedy in scores of water bodies—earned EBJ's Technology Merit Award for Remediation.
RMT's NAPL Trapping Cap (patent pending) is designed to permanently control tar migration from sediment by redirecting migrating tar to a controlled accumulation area, where the tar is trapped while the gas is vented to the atmosphere. "This system eliminates exposure to human and ecological receptors of tar; vastly reduces human health risks; reduces costs by creating a targeted remediation area; and alleviates short- and long-term risk via permanent migration control," explains Eugene McLinn, RMT's Senior Client Executive for MGP Programs.
RMT designed and built a full-scale application of the NAPL Trapping Cap remedy—the first of its kind—on the Penobscot River in Maine, a site that posed extreme engineering challenges. Construction on this project is planned to wrap-up in the coming weeks.
EBJ's 12th annual Business Achievement Awards will be presented in a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit VIII in Coronado, California on March 3, 2010, and will be published in EBJ's Executive Review issue.
RMT creates energy and environmental solutions that balance our clients' business and sustainability goals. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, the company has over 900 employees located in offices throughout the U.S. RMT has provided construction, engineering, design, and development services for over 3,800 MW of renewable energy across the U.S. RMT is a unit of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), an energy holding company. Visit www.rmtinc.com.
SOURCE RMT, Inc.