KIMBALL - Clean Harbors broke ground Friday morning on a new $180 million incinerator expansion project that could add more than 100 permanent jobs at the Kimball facility.

"Those 100 employees will bring families with them, which is going to make a significant impact to the local community and surrounding communities,” Kimball City Administrator Annette Brower said. 

The first columns for the new warehouse were set in place at a ceremony at 11 a.m. The hope is to have the project complete in two to three years, according to Paul Whiting. He says seeing the first columns for the project is going to be a huge step moving forward to complete everything they've worked on. 

The Clean Harbors facility in Kimball serves the entire United States as a storage and treatment facility for a variety of industrial waste currently utilizing one 45,000 ton-per-year fluidized bed incinerator. The state-of-the-art thermal oxidation unit (TOU) is capable of maximum destruction efficiencies of hazardous waste and is able to handle an extremely wide variety of feeds. 

Delisted ash from the unit is placed in an on-site monofill built to RCRA Subtitle C standards.