Clean Earth Increases Fuel Blending Capacity at Kentucky Facility

The Clean Earth division of Harsco Corp. received the final authorization needed to operate a new tank farm – consisting of six, 15,000-gal. tanks – at its Calvert City, Ky., operation. The new permit provides 90,000 gal. of additional capacity for fuel blending.

“Our strong record of environmental compliance within the state of Kentucky provided our team with the necessary permit approvals to increase our fuel blending program,” said Hector Sanchez, senior vice president of operations for Clean Earth. “This allows our Clean Earth facility in Calvert City to enhance its customer service by providing alternative solutions to various waste streams.”  

Clean Earth’s fuel blending services provide an economic and environmentally friendly recycling option for solvent-based liquids, sludges and solids. This service combines organic waste streams with other hazardous wastes as well as non-hazardous wastes to blend the material into an alternative fuel, which is then sent to a cement kiln to offset the use of fossil fuels in the manufacturing of cement.

The company’s hazardous waste facility in Calvert City is a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part B permitted treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF) that manages solid, semi-solid, gas and liquid hazardous and non-hazardous waste from off-site generators. The addition of the newly permitted tank farm provides the facility with the opportunity to take advantage of the current capacity constraints within the marketplace, providing its customers with alternative solutions.

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