August 2011

The Importance Of Wildlife Hazard Assessments

by The Burns & McDonnell Team August 30, 2011

On Jan. 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 descended from LaGuardia Airport in New York City and after just six minutes was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River upon striking a flock of migrating Canadian geese. The media zeroed in on the human-interest aspect of the story; all flight personnel and […]

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An All-Time Low: A New Plant in Arkansas Meets Stringent Phosphorus Removal Requirements

by The Burns & McDonnell Team August 26, 2011

      When it comes to phosphorus in our streams and lakes, less is almost always better. Phosphorus occurs naturally in ecosystems and is an essential nutrient for plants. Agricultural activities — such as use of fertilizers and animal manure to increase crop yields — and phosphorus discharged from wastewater treatment plants, however, can […]

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Harmony on the Road

by The Burns & McDonnell Team August 22, 2011

In the past, cyclists and motorists have had a tenuous relationship at best when it comes to sharing space on the road. Of course, drivers need most of the space on the road and cyclists are usually required to use the road rather than sidewalks. Increasingly, cyclists and drivers share roads not designed for dual […]

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KCP&L Wins 2011 Plant of the Year Award

by The Burns & McDonnell Team August 19, 2011

Kudos to Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), whose Iatan 2 project was recently named POWER magazine’s 2011 Plant of the Year— the highest honor it bestows. POWER cited innovation, collaboration and technical expertise among the reasons it selected Iatan 2 as Plant of the Year. Located in Weston, Mo., Iatan 2 is one of […]

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The New Reality: Recycled Drinking Water?

by The Burns & McDonnell Team August 18, 2011

Potable water is an important commodity used in nearly every aspect of society. It undergoes a thorough purification process to make it suitable for consumption, but have you ever stopped to think where it comes from? You probably don’t imagine sewage as its origin, but as clean water becomes increasingly scarce, some municipalities are turning […]

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