Mid-Way’s Commercial Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste (NHIW) Processing Facility and Class I Disposal Well located near Davenport, Oklahoma, is fully permitted to accept, process, store and dispose non-hazardous contaminated waters, sludge, and other liquid waste from commercial and industrial operations.
In a past report, the USEPA has stated that “Class I underground injection wells are safer than virtually all other waste disposal practices.” Further information regarding Class 1 injection wells can be found on the USEPA website: http://water.epa.gov/type/groundwater/uic/wells_class1.cfm.
EPA REPORT: 570/9-91-031: “Class I Underground Injection Wells are safer than virtually all other waste disposal practices.”
STATE OF THE ART FACILITY
CLASS I INJECTION WELL
Secure, state of the art facility
Permitted by ODEQ and the EPA
Accepts Bulk, Totes and drummed waste
Drum docks for unloading
World-Class, model facility
Six bulk unloading stations
Capability to handle high solids and oily waters
RAIL TERMINAL – ACCEPTING RAIL CARS
CERCLA approved: Mid-Way Environmental Services, Inc.
The “Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as “Superfund”, was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980. This law created a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries and provided broad Federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. Over five years, $1.6 billion was collected and the tax went to a trust fund for cleaning up abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. The law authorizes two kinds of response actions:
Short-term removals, where actions may be taken to address releases or threatened releases requiring prompt response.
Long-term remedial response actions, that permanently and significantly reduce the dangers associated with releases or threats of releases of hazardous substances that are serious, but not immediately life threatening. These actions can be conducted only at sites listed on EPA’s National Priorities List .
MID-WAY ENVIRONMENTAL’S (CERCLA) ROLE:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the Mid-Way Environmental Services facility (ODEQ ID # IW-NH-41001-OP), Stroud, Oklahoma, is acceptable for the receipt of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants [that are NOT Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste] from Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) response actions.
This determination is made pursuant to the requirements prescribed in 40 CFR §300.440 (58 FR 49200, 49215 – 49218 September 22, 1993), and is based upon communication with representatives of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ).
CHWMEG Audited (Report Number: H1614.0): Mid-Way Environmental Services, Inc.
“Globally promoting responsible waste stewardship”. CHWMEG, Inc. is a non-profit trade association comprised of manufacturing and other “industrial” organizations interested in efficiently managing the waste management aspects of their environmental stewardship programs. Their programs are based upon potential environmental liability related to the wastes that are inherently generated by their organizations manufacturing and specialty service processes. Note that member organizations always strive to reduce, recycle, or reuse the wastes and other spent materials associated with their operations as a first resort. However, the complete elimination of wastes generated from their operations is not always feasible.
One aspect of CHWMEG, Inc. includes conducting comprehensive, independent reviews of commercial facilities that treat, store, dispose, recycle/regenerate, or transport waste and spent materials. Other CHWMEG, Inc. activities include development and delivery of seminars, conferences, and informational documents for distribution to both members and non-members.
The facilities included in the CHWMEG facility review program are selected by the members, and the evaluations are performed according to a standard protocol by independent and experienced environmental firms under contract to CHWMEG, Inc. All of CHWMEG’s facility review contractors have gone through an extensive vetting process, and a committee of member representatives have screened and interviewed each candidate firm. That member committee makes their recommendation to the CHWMEG Board of Directors for their consideration and action.
CHWMEG’s primary objective is for reviews of facilities that are of common interest to two or more members (“shared cost reviews”). CHWMEG can also support requests from members for “sole sponsor-initiated reviews”, where cost sharing is still possible (canvassing of the entire membership for additional member interest occurs in conjunction with each sole sponsor addition received by CHWMEG.