Covanta Fairfax Receives Virginia Department Of Labor And Industry's Voluntary Protection Program 'STAR' Award For Workplace Safety And Health Excellence


LORTON, Va., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Covanta Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) and a world leader in the development and operation of large scale Energy-from-Waste and other renewable energy projects, today announced its Covanta Fairfax facility was designated a “STAR” worksite by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's Voluntary Protection Program. The “STAR” designation is the highest honor given to facilities demonstrating outstanding health and safety practices.

In awarding this elite status, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry gives strong consideration to the level of employee involvement in on-site health and safety program development and to long-term management commitment and support.

“We congratulate Covanta Fairfax for implementing on-site safety activities and procedures that have generated these outstanding results and resulted in this honor,” said Seth Myones, President of Covanta Americas. “Their commitment to operational excellence is indicative of our corporate culture and a testament to the teamwork of our employees, who demonstrate their dedication to health and safety every day.”

Covanta Fairfax is one of 28 Covanta facilities that have achieved the prestigious VPP “STAR” designation on a state or federal level. It is also only one of 47 facilities in Virginia to receive this distinction.

Covanta Fairfax operates the Energy-from-Waste facility in Lorton, Virginia. The facility can process over 3,000 tons per day of solid waste, generating over 80 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

About Covanta

Covanta Energy is a subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation, an internationally recognized owner and operator of large-scale Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy projects and a recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Covanta's 38 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using that municipal solid waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 16 million tons of waste into more than 8 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and create 10 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. For more information, visit

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