News Release 033

Green America Recycling Receives Final Hazardous Waste Permit Modifications

Volume 39-033 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has approved hazardous waste permit modifications that would allow a Marion County recycling company to convert processed solid hazardous waste into a clean synthetic gas to be used as alternative fuel for a cement kiln operated by Continental Cement Company LLC at the same location.
The department issued final hazardous waste permit modifications to Green America Recycling LLC, 10107 Highway 79, Hannibal, allowing it to build a treatment unit to convert processed solid hazardous waste debris into a clean synthetic gas to be used as alternative fuel in the precalciner portion of the kiln system.

The final permit modifications identify the facility name as Green America Recycling LLC, however, the permits are issued to and regulate activities performed by both Continental Cement Company LLC and Green America Recycling LLC.

Continental Cement Company LLC operates a dry process cement kiln permitted to burn hazardous waste, and Green America Recycling LLC operates an active hazardous waste treatment and storage facility at the site. Continental Cement uses mainly pulverized coal to heat its kiln and calciner. Some of the hazardous waste comes from on-site operations, but most comes from off-site hazardous waste generators or third party hazardous waste blenders or brokers. The hazardous wastes are blended and stored in tanks until they are fed to the kiln as fuel.

Green America is operating under two hazardous waste permits. The department issued the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit.

The final Part I Permit Modifications are available on the department’s website at Supporting documents are not available on the department’s website due to their size. The public can review and copy the final Part I Permit Modifications and supporting documents at the Hannibal Free Public Library, 200 S. Fifth St., Hannibal, during its normal business hours; by appointment only at the department’s Elm Street Conference Center, 1730 E. Elm St., Jefferson City; or EPA’s Library, 11201 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, Kansas.

There were no comments made on the draft Part I Permit Modifications during the public comment period. Any parties adversely affected or aggrieved by the department’s decision to issue the final Part I Permit Modifications may be entitled to pursue an appeal before the Administrative Hearing Commission by filing a petition within 30 days, as more fully described on page 7 of the final Part I Permit Modifications. The final day to appeal the approval of these permit modifications is April 19.

You may call or write the department at any time to request to have your name placed on the facility mailing list. By doing this, you will receive notice from the department, Continental Cement Company LLC or Green America Recycling LLC on any major permitting and cleanup activities at the facility.