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Veolia reopens state-of-the-art hazardous materials reclamation facility

Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC, the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), celebrated the re-opening of its hazardous reclamation and treatment facility in West Carrollton, Ohio. An on-site re-opening event played host to international, national and local dignitaries including Richard Burke, president and CEO of Veolia Environmental Services North America, and Jeffrey Sanner, Mayor for the City of West Carrollton. The facility, which was rebuilt following a fire in 2009, incorporates cutting edge technology to reclaim and repurpose hazardous materials, greater than 70 percent of which comes from businesses in the Ohio Valley.

The West Carrollton facility repurposes and reclaims eight million gallons per year of oils, paints, solvents and other hazardous materials and converts them back into material that can be reused. Many solvents are reclaimed to 99.5 percent purity, putting West Carrollton at the forefront of the company’s commitment to turning waste into a resource.

Following the 2009 fire, Veolia invested considerable effort and capital into designing a new state-of-the-art reclamation facility from a safety and technological standpoint. All equipment in the new facility, including treatment, processing and transfer equipment are state of the art, and align with the most updated building and safety standards for a facility of this type. The use of best available current technology allows for emissions recovery to 98 percent (the previous system was 90 percent) and new storage tanks have a 24 percent increase in capacity to allow for more efficient processing and outbound shipments.

The facility started processing waste in 1979 and will be fully functional by summer of 2012. Veolia will employ 70-80 local residents on-site.