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Veolia, Clean Earth sign hazardous waste treatment agreement

Posted on January 29, 2024

Clean Earth, a division of Philadelphia-based Enviri Corporation, and Veolia North America LLC, Boston, have executed a five-year collaborative agreement for significant incineration capacity for hazardous waste at Veolia’s thermal facility in Southwest Arkansas.

Veolia’s facility, set to open in 2025, offers treatment of environmental, household and industrial waste. Clean Earth says the agreement will provide reliable and efficient waste disposal for its customers.

“Demand is growing across the U.S. for the safe, sustainable management of complex waste streams from the resurgent growth of research and manufacturing in North America,” says Fred Van Heems, president and CEO of Veolia North America. “In addition, the facility will provide needed capacity to support contaminants of emerging concern.”

Veolia’s new facility will be powered by capturing waste heat recovered from a boiler and steam turbine to generate 5 megawatts of onsite solar power per hour. There is a plan to reforest approximately 1,500 acres surrounding the property, which Veolia says will sequester carbon emissions, protect the local habitat and prevent erosion.

“This unique agreement solves some of the constraints that have challenged the industry in the past several years,” Clean Earth President Jeff Beswick says. “We are pleased to partner with Veolia on an initiative that will benefit our customers and the nation.”

Veolia says it will increase waste treatment access for Clean Earth throughout 2024 for a smooth transition in 2025.


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