Clean Earth, a division of Enviri Corporation (NYSE: NVRI) and a leading provider of environmental and regulated waste management services, has been tapped by the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) as part of a prototype project to demonstrate remediation technologies for PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
In its press release, the DoD calls the project “a major step forward in the effort to provide [it] with commercial PFAS treatment options for a variety of scenarios.” Clean Earth’s engagement in this project positions it to help the U.S. Government better understand its capabilities and dovetails with the company’s network of facilities, logistics capabilities, and ever-expanding toolbox of PFAS management technologies.
"This proof of concept will demonstrate our team’s capability to successfully remediate this critical environmental issue,” said Jeff Beswick, President of Clean Earth. “This is a high-priority project, and we stand prepared to support and demonstrate how these processes can remediate PFAS, helping the DoD achieve its mission while being friendly to the environment. In this project, Clean Earth is the hub in the DoD’s hub and spoke strategic remediation approach."
Clean Earth and five other companies, Aquagga, Arcadis, 374Water, Battelle, and General Atomics, will participate in the remediation of PFAS-impacted waste collected from two Department of Defense bases in Pennsylvania (Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and Biddle Air National Guard Base, Horsham Township) with the waste being treated at Clean Earth’s offsite locations.
"This collaboration represents a synergy of exciting technology, world-class expertise, and a practical strategy for scale-up and accelerated commercialization,” said Craig Divine, Ph.D., Arcadis, Senior Vice President and Project Principal Investigator. “As we coordinate this pivotal project's implementation and performance analysis, Arcadis is proud to partner with Clean Earth and 374Water, bringing forth advanced and cost-effective solutions to tackle PFAS contamination.”
“Clean Earth’s ReSolve™ program has tested various methods to treat PFAS-contaminated soil and water,” said Beswick. “With operations covering all 50 states, Clean Earth can support on-site PFAS remediation or treat it offsite at one of our facilities. Rather than a short-term fix, we are committed to implementing sustainable solutions that minimize the long-term risk for our customers.”
Further details about Clean Earth's environmental services, sustainability efforts, and future initiatives can be found on the Clean Earth website here.