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Long US Ecology: A Great Under-Appreciated Hazardous Waste Management Company


US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) is a company that provides radioactive, hazardous, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and non-hazardous industrial waste management and recycling services to commercial and government entities, such as refineries and chemical production facilities, manufacturers, electric utilities, steel mills, medical and academic institutions and waste brokers/aggregators. With waste management being more important than ever, this article aims to convince you why this company would be a great long term hold.

Business economics

1) Competing in a highly regulated segment of the industry

Before understanding why a highly regulated industry is a benefit to ECOL, it would be best that I first discuss about some dynamics of the waste management industry. Waste management to most companies...

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