The state of Colorado could seize antibiotics, cremate disease-ridden corpses
and, under extreme circumstances, dig mass graves under executive orders
drafted for use in the event of a bioterrorism attack.
Infected corpses might have to be isolated at temporary morgues to prevent the
spread of disease, Estock said. In certain situations, mass cremations or
burials might be required.
Eco Waste Solutions
Published Apr. 1, 2009
Eco Waste Solutions, a leader in environmentally responsible remote waste management solutions has announced the presentation of a $4.5 million global contract with NATO. Under the terms of this first-time agreement with NATO, Eco Waste Solutions will be designing and building four containerized mobile incinerator packages for delivery over the next nine months.
[efoods]These custom-built, ready-to-deploy systems will be used to handle waste treatment at NATO’s expeditionary forces deployable camps. Consideration of waste disposal is of utmost importance in ensuring self-sufficiency and sanitation within the camps. As an environmentally sustainable technology, this closed system is designed to maximize water reuse, while minimizing air emissions. Each system will be able to process up to 2000 kg of waste per day (the amount generated by a 500-person unit). The state-of-the-art packages will include on-board air pollution control and emission monitoring systems that meet the strictest standards in Europe and North America. As fully containerized modular units, they can also withstand any climatic conditions – from extreme cold to desert heat.
“It is truly great news for the community, the country, and the environment that such forward-thinking technology as the advanced thermal treatment technology developed by Eco Waste Solutions is being adopted by NATO,” said the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, in a letter to the company.
While this application is uniquely designed to meet NATO’s mobile deployment requirements, it is built on proven technology that has been successfully used in a number of military and remote mining operations throughout North America.
“Eco Waste qualified on a technical basis to meet the demanding functional requirements of this project and was selected in an international competitive bidding process,” said René Roy, Project Manager, NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA). “Their engineering expertise, proven technology foundation, and experience in the military sector are extremely valuable assets in supporting our global initiatives.”
“We are proud that this technology will play an integral role in supporting NATO’s mobile camp infrastructure initiative,” said Steve Meldrum, President of Eco Waste Solutions. “Since first introduced to market 15 years ago, our engineered solutions have consistently upheld the highest environmental standards, even in the most remote and challenging locations.’