From 1994 to 1996, ESMI embarked on an aggressive research and development program to define effective procedures and limits for the acceptance and processing of “special wastes” including manufactured gas plant wastes (Coal Tars), non-TSCA PCB’s, and petroleum solvents. The substantial R&D project produced valuable experience as well as a Solid Waste Permit allowing for the acceptance and treatment of virtually any non-hazardous contaminant amenable to thermal desorption technology.
In 1995, ESMI formed Environmental Soil Management of New York, LLC. The objective was to develop a thermal treatment facility virtually identical to ESMI of NH with the optional ability of performing on-site thermal treatment services. Onsite capabilities include treating hazardous wastes, non-hazardous wastes, energetic containing materials, contaminated non-soil solid media (ex. iron oxide), drying services (ex. paper sludge), and the utilization of heat to control invasive species in solid matrices. ESMI of New York began operating in November 1995 at its fixed facility location at 304 Towpath Lane, Fort Edward, NY and entered into their first on-site project contract for the US EPA that year with successful completion in the summer of 1996.
Clean Earth is excited to announce the expansion of our brand to include ESMI of New York and New Hampshire. Now under one brand, Clean Earth continues to be an industry leader in the use of thermal desorption technology for the remediation, recycling, and beneficial reuse of contaminated and uncontaminated materials including soil, stone, dredge, mine tailings, paper mill sludge, and much more.
ESMI was established in 1990 to develop a “state-of-the-art”, environmentally secure, thermal treatment facility using thermal desorption technology for the remediation of non-hazardous contaminated soils and material. ESMI received permits to construct their first thermal treatment facility in Loudon, New Hampshire (ESMI of NH) in early 1992 and completed facility construction in the fall of 1992.