|Object Name||Image, Digital|
|Collection||Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control Collection|
Digital image copied from original slide from the Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control. This image is of Chattanooga Creek around the property of the Chattanooga Rendering Company. April 5, 1977. They were located at 3301 St. Elmo Avenue. M.H. Vickers was President. Below is a description of what the company would have done:
Rendering is a process that converts waste animal tissue into stable, value-added materials. Rendering can refer to any processing of animal by-products into more useful materials, or more narrowly to the rendering of whole animal fatty tissue into purified fats like lard or tallow.
The majority of tissue processed comes from slaughterhouses. The most common animal sources are beef, pork, sheep, and poultry.