Environmental Protection

WCD Capital Partners, ChemPro Systems Form Waste Alliance

WCD Capital Partners LLC has formed a strategic alliance with ChemPro Systems LLC to design and construct a fixed facility using the latter company's technology to address the hexavalent chromium challenges in the Northeast.

Many properties throughout the Northeast are contaminated with hexavalent chromium, a byproduct of manufacturing over the last 150 years. Removal of hexavalent chromium contaminated soil has proved to be costly, dangerous, and temporary, only moving the problem from one location to another. The vitrification technology is the only recognized solution that permanently eliminates the toxicity risk and recycles contaminated soil into a commercial product, providing a more economical and environmentally sound solution, according to a press release from the two partners.

The initial plan calls for the development and construction of a New Jersey plant and a larger sister plant to be developed in Ohio.

Anthony R. Slimowicz, Esq., managing director and co-founder of WCD Capital Partners, commented, "With the challenges facing developers in today’s economic climate and the push to 'go green' the ChemPro vitrification technology is the most economically feasible and environmentally sensitive solution. The marketplace has long been waiting for such a solution.”

Wm. "Chip" D'Angelo, president and founder of WCD Group, explained that, "The purpose of vitrification is to encapsulate and neutralize hazardous chemicals and metals while producing a useful byproduct. The process works by super heating inorganic contaminated material, while adding other natural elements. Harmful elements are broken down on a molecular level where they are permanently encapsulated and/or neutralized within a glass matrix. In principle, it is similar to leaded crystal glassware."

Robert Albus, managing partner and co-founder of ChemPro, said, "We are fortunate to have WCD as our partner given their understanding of how innovative technologies can truly make a difference in addressing the present and long-term environmental cleanup challenges. Their expertise and recognized leadership in this area will have a major impact on the adoption of the ChemPro technology."

WCD Group is a New Jersey based enterprise, comprised of several wholly owned businesses specializing in various aspects of the environmental industry. WCD Group is the parent organization to three individual companies operating nationally in the environmental claims, environmental consulting, remediation and construction management, and property development areas.

ChemPro Systems is a technology company with a focus on drying and thermal desorption processes.

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