At the end of 2016, for the first time in two decades, a new commercial hazardous waste incinerator built in the U.S. came on-line. The $120 million incinerator, operated by Clean Harbors in El Dorado, Ark., can handle industrial and laboratory chemicals, manufacturing by-products, medical waste, and other solid and liquid materials.
“As all chemists know, you can’t destroy or create matter,” says Scot Shoemaker, the company’s vice president for engineering and operations. “But you can change its form into something less toxic, and that’s something that incinerators do very effectively.”
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