East Tennessee Materials and Energy Corporation (“M&EC”)
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
|Asset Retirement Obligation Disclosure [Abstract]|
|East Tennessee Materials and Energy Corporation ("M&EC")||
The Company continues its plan to close its M&EC facility by the end of the M&EC’s amended lease term of June 30, 2018. Operations at the M&EC facility are limited during the remaining term of the lease and the facility continues to transition waste shipments and operational capabilities to our other Treatment Segment facilities, subject to customer requirements and regulatory approvals. Simultaneously, the Company continues with closure and decommissioning activities in accordance with M&EC’s license and permit requirements.
At March 31, 2018, total accrued closure liabilities for our M&EC subsidiary totaled approximately $1,864,000 which are recorded as current liabilities. The following reflects changes to the closure liabilities for the M&EC facility from year end 2017:
During the first quarter of 2018 and 2017, M&EC’s revenues were approximately $56,000 and $3,379,000, respectively.
The entire disclosure for an asset retirement obligation and the associated long-lived asset. An asset retirement obligation is a legal obligation associated with the disposal or retirement from service of a tangible long-lived asset that results from the acquisition, construction or development, or the normal operations of a long-lived asset, except for certain obligations of lessees.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef