Clean Harbors Launches Total PFAS Solution

This is a singular PFAS offering that is an end-to-end solution.

April 9, 2024

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Clean Harbors Launches Total PFAS Solution
The solution includes services from analysis to remediation to disposal. Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors, a provider of environmental and industrial services throughout North America, has debuted a “Total PFAS Solution” to address the needs of customers related to PFAS.

The Total PFAS Solution is the industry’s first and only one-stop-shop consisting of eight core elements and providing customers with a range of services from analysis to remediation to disposal.

Clean Harbors conducted a comprehensive third-party study in 2021 that proved its incinerators could achieve destruction levels of greater than 99.9999% for all the key PFAS analytes. Several of the company's lab locations have achieved certification allowing us to perform some of the industry’s most advanced soil and water sampling analysis.

“Regulations around PFAS have begun to finally take shape in recent years as the EPA has pursued its PFAS Strategic Roadmap. Additional regulations and a better-defined framework are anticipated to be announced in the coming year,” said Mike Battles, co-chief executive officer. “We are introducing the Total PFAS Solution in preparation for the expected development and growth in demand that these regulations will spur, both in the private and government sectors, including with the Department of Defense (DoD). Whether it is customers seeking front-end testing and analytics to determine their site contamination, customers with stockpiles of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), or customers evaluating site cleanup, our proven Total PFAS Solution is customizable to meet all of those needs.”

The results of the 2021 testing demonstrated that common legacy and replacement PFAS — including PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS and Gen-X PFAS — are efficiently and effectively destroyed in Clean Harbors’ high-temperature thermal destruction units at levels exceeding 99.9999% of destruction. Achieving destruction of greater than 99.9999% is equivalent to demonstrating that for every million mass units of a compound introduced into the incinerator, less than one mass unit is detected at the stack. Under the testing conditions, not only were the PFAS compounds sufficiently destroyed, but ambient concentrations from stack emissions were orders of magnitude safer than any state or federal ambient air limit guideline in effect.

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