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|James Jordon| of |Jordon Construction Company| partnered with CB&I, US&S Inc, and Ecolo Tree to complete a landfill remediation project at the Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois.

The Ecolotree® Buffer (EBuffer®) uses poplar trees and understory grasses to filter sediments and pollutants from groundwater, surface water, and irrigation water. EBuffers® can take the form of a plantation, or are strategically placed as the final filter at stream side or around a site perimeter. They are designed to remove organic and inorganic pollutants in wastewater effluents, contaminated soils, and non-point source pollution. The trees can be managed for biomass yield and harvested for sale as wood and fiber. Additional benefits include erosion prevention, greenhouse gas sequestration, and creation of a visual barrier, windbreak, and wildlife habitat.

EBuffers® are currently being used in the following applications:

  • Remove or sequester organic solvents, fuels, munitions, and petrochemical spills from impacted soils and groundwater.
  • Treat landfill leachate and wastewater treatment plant effluent.
  • Treat landfill leachate and wastewater treatment plant effluent.
  • Clean-up nitrogen spilled at fertilizer manufacturing plants, thus protecting surface and groundwater supplies.
  • Buffer streams from nutrient, herbicide, and sediment contamination.

Tree Diagram

With the target on safety and delivering a quality product to our customer the project was a success, and a win for the environment.