Investigating PFAS Solutions
The Soil Processing Facility (SPF) at Taylors Road received its licence on 13 November, 2019.
Part of our ongoing plan for the site is to investigate the treatment of additional contaminants. Through careful testing and proof of performance, the SPF will be able to treat soils and other materials.
This is preferential to landfill as treatment destroys contaminants and removes them forever from the environment.
In order to investigate the treatment of Per-and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), the SUEZ-Ventia Joint Venture (SVJV) is proposing to receive granular activated carbon (GAC) and mulch contaminated with low levels of PFAS, and store the material on site.
A 30A approval is required from EPA to give permission to receive and store the waste on site. SUEZ has made an application to EPA for this 30A.
Following the 30A and receival of material, SVJV will then make an application to EPA to run a trial to further demonstrate that PFAS can be safely removed and destroyed by the SPF.
More information on PFAS is available one the EPA's FAQ.
If you would like to learn more about Contaminated Soil Processing, please download the document: