Clean Harbors to invest $100 million in El Dorado plant expansion

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Clean Harbors broke ground Tuesday (Sept. 23) on a $100 million incineration plant expansion in El Dorado that could create up to 120 jobs.

According to Clean Harbors, the new plant marks the first time in almost 30 years that new incineration capacity has been constructed in the United States.
“Clean Harbors new world-class incineration unit will add much needed waste destruction capacity to our North American Waste Management Network,” Phil Retallick, senior vice president of Regulatory Affairs, said in a statement provided by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “The new rotary kiln incinerator will almost double the waste destruction capacity at our El Dorado complex. The unit will also add 120 new jobs, which benefits the El Dorado community. Clean Harbors is investing more than $100 million into this expansion which is critical to support customer demand for this technology.”

The Clean Harbors El Dorado incineration facility, which is regulated by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, specializes in the destruction of hazardous and industrial waste generated by a variety of businesses, industries and numerous governmental entities at the local, state and federal levels.
“Clean Harbors Environmental has enjoyed success in El Dorado for 40 years, thanks to the quality of the company’s workforce,” Gov. Mike Beebe said. “Clean Harbors is generating new opportunities for Southern Arkansas’s citizens through the creation of many high-paying jobs. We appreciate the company’s ongoing commitment to doing business in Arkansas.”