VLS Environmental Solutions (VLS) is proud to announce that their Deer Park facility has accepted over 120 million gallons of hazardous and non-hazardous aqueous PFAS over the past five years at its 3 wells. This news comes as regulations regarding PFAS are becoming enacted, and more clients are evaluating sequestration in VLS’s hazardous waste injection wells as a low-risk solution for this emerging contaminant.
PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used in products since the 1940s. These chemicals are used in many everyday items, such as nonstick cookware, water-resistant clothing, stain repellent fabrics, fast food packaging and firefighting foams. Unfortunately, these chemicals can enter the environment and cause significant health risks if not disposed of properly.
Waste sequestration is one method used by VLS to dispose of hazardous wastes safely and securely. Waste sequestration involves injecting liquid wastes into deep underground formations where they are isolated from drinking water supplies and other resources. This process ensures that any potential contamination remains contained within the geological formation and away from human contact or environmental exposure.
According to Frank Marine, “EPA’s interim guidance for the disposal of PFAS has caused some clients to evaluate sequestration in our hazardous waste injection wells based on their need to find a low-risk solution for PFAS.” With the capacity to accept another 100 million gallons of hazardous waste annually at its three injection wells, VLS is well positioned to meet the growing demand for this type of service.
VLS is committed to providing safe and secure solutions for disposing hazardous waste materials like PFAS while protecting human health and the environment. The company looks forward to continuing our mission by helping more clients find long-term solutions for managing wastewater needs responsibly and effectively.
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