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Facility Detail

American Waste Industries, Inc.
(No known alias)
CHWMEG Report Number: H535.0


City, State/Prov, Country:Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Member Interest: This facility is currently being tracked by 2 members
(Member interest is not related to how many members use this facility.)

*Location Map:Google Maps

Review Program
(Visit Date):

There are 1 more reviews conducted prior to 2013 not shown.

Description of Services:Medical waste treatment facility that offers both sterilization via autoclaves, or incineration.

Sterilization: Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) in two autoclaves onsite. Waste is loaded into the autoclaves in 167 cubic foot stainless steel bins; five of the bins are loaded into an autoclave at a time for a treatment batch. Steam is directly injected into a closed autoclave unit to sterilize the waste inside. Autoclaves are operated at 27 psi and approximately 272 degrees F for 45 minutes.

Incineration: The following types of wastes are incinerated: “APHIS” waste (USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service – “foreign garbage”), chemotherapeutic, pathological, and RMW (upon request), in a fixed hearth, dual-chamber incinerator. The incinerator operates at 1400 degrees F, and a secondary chamber, or afterburner, operates at 1800 degrees F (2 second retention time) to burn organic gases.


Description Date:2004 Facility Review Program

Facility Location Map:

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