Equipment arrives for Veolia expansion

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GUM SPRINGS — The first of two massive air scrubber technologies arrived this week at the Veolia Gum Springs facility in the Clark County Industrial Park, plant officials announced Thursday. A tractor-trailer delivered the scrubber to the local facility, hauling it in from Houston, Texas.

One of two thermal waste treatment “scrubbers” arrives at the Clark County Industrial Park. | Submitted photo

According to Matt Burgard, communications manager, the scrubber will be a key feature of Veolia’s new thermal waste treatment facility, which is set to be fully constructed by 2024 and is reportedly expected to make it the “most technologically advanced, environmentally responsible treatment facility of its kind in the U.S.”

The scrubber is approximately 94 feet long and weighs 55,000 pounds. “It is fitted with the most advanced technology to ensure that all air emissions meet the highest regulatory standards,” Burgard said.

At 94 feet long, the scrubber dwarfs the big truck that hauled it. | Submitted photo

The new facility will also lead to the creation of an additional 60 full-time jobs at the plant.

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