TECH TUESDAY: A solution to the Environmental and Health problems associated with the practice of managing waste with burn pits

MAGS_burnpit_solutionWorking to protect service members through technology, Power Ten, Inc. has seen the need for safe waste disposal both at home and while deployed. One recent study states that 14% of returning troops face health complications due to their exposure to toxins resulting from the burning of trash in pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

While recent stories have brought to light the health issues caused by this practice, there is a common-sense solution. A team of highly respected former active duty Marines from Power Ten, Inc. is bringing the solution to the Department of Defense, through the USMC, in the form of MAGS™ (Micro Auto Gasification System).  MAGS™, is a small and portable appliance designed to destroy waste at the point of origin, without toxic emissions, is environmentally sound, eliminates transportation requirements, and that harvest energy from the waste. A single MAGS™ destroys up to 100 pounds per hour of as-received waste and reduces the waste volume by more than 95%, exporting more than twice the energy it consumes in the form of hot water and air.

MAGSWhile a solution is available, soldiers who have already been exposed to the airborne toxins from burn pits, Power Ten, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have included a link to the National Burn Pit registry site on our MAGS web page for those who were exposed to the hazards of burn pits.

The National Burn Pit Registry is the result of action being taken by the government to protect service members who have been exposed. Many service members are experiencing life altering reactions and illnesses to exposure to these burn pits. On January 10, 2013 the President signed into law S. 3202, the Dignified Burial and Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2012. The Burn Pits Registry Act was included as part of the larger veterans package.

Sponsored by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Bob Corker (R-TN), the bill will create a registry similar to the Agent Orange and Gulf War registries to help patients, doctors and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determine to what extent air pollution caused by open air burn pits has led to medical diseases among service members. The VA is also charged to develop a public information campaign to inform individuals about the registry and periodically notify members of the registry of significant developments associated with burn pit exposure.

Power Ten, Inc. is pleased to be bringing technology to combat the problems facing our troops. Please contact Power Ten, Inc. at: for information on how to obtain this revolutionary device and read more about how MAGS is reducing waste and see a video of how it works.

Key Information POWERTEN, Inc.

Is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a SeaPort-e Prime. All personnel have Secret or above clearances.
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  • 541512 Computer Systems Design Services
  • 541330 Military & Aerospace Equipment and Military Weapons Engineering Services
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