Veolia to conduct PFAS trials in South Australia

Veolia is proposing to conduct waste treatment trials on Poly-and perfuloroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

Veolia has sought advice from the SA Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to conduct incineration trials of PFAS contaminated wastes and and if all approvals are in place, will commence them in Q2 2018.

The trials will last two or three days, depending on initial results, at the Dry Creek high temperature incinerator and will be of two types, one solid waste and one liquid waste.
The trials are to be conducted in the only Thermal Destruction Plant for hazardous and bio-hazardous wastes in South Australia, located in Dry Creek, which is currently licensed to incinerate the following:
  • Bio-hazardous waste: Medical, biological and animal waste;
  • Quarantine waste: waste collected from overseas air and sea vessels;
  • ​Other wastes: Confidential documents, hard drives and tapes, out-of-date stock, recalled and contaminated product and some industrial waste materials.​


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About Veolia Australia and New Zealand:
Veolia Australia and New Zealand (Veolia) is the region’s only environmental solutions organisation with specific capabilities across water and wastewater treatment, energy management, waste and resource recovery services, and industrial cleaning and facilities maintenance services. Veolia employs over 4000 employees and operates across more than 240 locations within the region.

About Veolia Global:
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.12 billion in 2017.