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New ARF Report Provides Guidelines to Minimizing Future Fire Risks and impacts at Waste-to-Energy Facilities

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The problem of managing fires at Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities has been exacerbated in recent years. The SWANA Applied Research Foundation’s Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Group report provides WTE managers with case studies, analyses of contributing factors and a review of guidelines to improve fire protection at WTE facilities in North America.

Factors Contributing to WTE Fires

  • New types of discarded products
  • Age of facilities
  • Risky practices

The full report, Fire Prevention and Control at Waste-to-Energy Facilities, is published only to SWANA ARF subscribers until September 2020. SWANA members receive free access to ARF industry reports one year after publication.

The Executive Summary can be accessed immediately by filling out the Contact Form.

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