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  • Landfill sites: to air or not to air?

    The EU Landfill Directive sets out requirements to landfill waste in the least harmful way for the environment. For example, it aims to reduce the amount of biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) going to landfill, and promotes the use of reasonable landfill fees under the 'polluter pays principle', thus making recovery an alternative to landfilling. However, although landfill will never be ...

  • Viridor to close Beddingham landfill site

    Viridor has announced the closure of its Beddingham landfill site after reaching its full capacity. The site near Lewes is to close on 16 May but will continue to generate renewable energy from the methane emissions. The site took in 250,000 tonnes of rubbish each year and currently generates around 4.9MW of electricity, which is enough to power most of the houses in Lewes. A Viridor spokesperson ...

  • Nevada landfill operator agrees to US$36m plan to close landfill site

    Republic Services of Southern Nevada, the current operator of the Sunrise Mountain Landfill located in Clark County, Nev., has agreed to construct and operate a comprehensive remedy for the site and to pay a US$1 million civil fine in order to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and US Environmental Protection Agency announced last week. The consent decree, ...

  • Viridor finds rare animals on its landfill sites

    Viridor has found and photographed rare species of animals on its restored landfill sites. Rare creatures such as skylarks, grey partridges and smooth snakes have found new habitats on the restored grounds along with foxes, deer, frogs and swans. Viridor talent-spotted one of its own employees to photograph the animals allowing it  to monitor the different ...

  • Cleanup complete at Sayreville Landfill superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the cleanup of the Sayreville Landfill Superfund site in Sayreville, New Jersey and removed it from the Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The soil and ground water at the closed 30-acre landfill were contaminated with volatile organic compounds, cadmium, lead, benzene, arsenic and polycyclic aromatic ...

  • New tool to assess the environmental impact of landfill sites

    A fast and reliable method to measure the environmental impact of landfill sites has been developed by researchers. Analysis of the chemical composition of gas emissions and water leaching from sites provides a detailed picture of the extent of environmental pollution around landfill sites. Such monitoring is essential in order to manage risks to human health and natural resources. Despite the ...

  • EPA approves plan for cleanup of US landfill superfund site

    Installations of a multi-layered engineered cover and a system of new monitoring wells are among a series of key remedial actions that will best serve to protect groundwater resources and human health at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo., according to a plan formally approved by EPA. EPA's Record of Decision document on the West Lake Landfill site also includes public ...

  • Public Availability Sessions Scheduled for Lee’s Lane Landfill Superfund Site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold public availability sessions to provide information and answer questions about recent on-site sampling results and upcoming activities at the Lee’s Lane Landfill Superfund Site in Louisville, KY. The sessions will be held at the Western High School Cafeteria, 2501 Rockford Lane, Louisville, KY 40216 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on ...

  • FRIDAY: EPA to recognize Broward County, Fl., for Landfill site reuse (FL)

    On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present an Excellence in Site Reuse Award to Broward County, Fl., for the redevelopment of the Davie Landfill into the Vista View Park. EPA Region 4 created the Excellence in Site Reuse Awards Program to recognize developers, site owners, and local governments that have worked closely with the Agency to ensure that sites are ...

  • COVED assesses the olfactory impact of a landfill site with the RQ Box solution

    The waste disposal facility located in France uses the RQ Box solution on a daily basis to continuously monitor emissions and reduce odor nuisance. After one year of data gathering, a dispersion study was conducted to assess the olfactory impact of the ...


    By Alpha MOS Environment

  • Denitrifying MBR installed by Aquabio for DEFRA UK Govt landfill site

    Aquabio has designed and built an advanced membrane bioreactor plant (AMBR) at the DEFRA ‘foot and mouth’ burial site at Watchtree in Cumbria UK. The plant efficiently removes high strength organics, suspended solids and nitrogen to very low levels suitable for EA discharge. Watchtree was developed as a mass burial site for animals culled during the Foot and Mouth epidemic in 2001. The wastewater ...


    By Aquabio Ltd

  • EA publishes guidance on hydrogeological risk assessment for landfill sites

    The Environment Agency (EA) has published revised guidance on the requirements for hydrogeological risk assessment for landfills and the setting of groundwater Control Levels and Compliance Limits. This is part of a series of technical guidance documents that aim to support landfill operators and advisors to comply with Environmental Permits. Following a series of legislative changes relating to ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Thursday: EPA to recognize Hillsborough County, Fl., for landfill site reuse (FL)

    On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present an Excellence in Site Reuse Award to Hillsborough County, Fl., for creatively reusing the former Taylor Road Landfill site to serve multiple purposes that benefit the community. EPA Region 4 created the Excellence in Site Reuse Awards Program to recognize developers, site owners, and local governments that have worked ...

  • New flaring technology extends lifespan of ageing landfill gas sites

    Biogas Technology Ltd has demonstrated a successful new low-calorific flaring solution to manage diminishing methane gas emissions on closed landfill sites.   The innovative  low-calorific gas flare has been successfully piloted as part of the ...


    By ENER-G

  • Pennsylvania DEP Begins Cleanup of Former Landfill Site in Erie County

     The Department of Environmental Protection this week began remediation work at a former Currie Landfill site in Millcreek Township, Erie County. Household and industrial waste that was disposed at the former landfill, some of which has settled in nearby Cascade Creek, will be consolidated and capped underground. The project will restore and re-vegetate 600 feet of the creek, improving water ...

  • First Hofstetter gas system in Indonesia for the Bantar Gebang landfill site, Jakarta

    Generating energy from landfill gas represents an important step for Indonesia in its quest to reduce its shortage of electricity by using existing and renewable sources of energy. This year, landfill site operator Navigat Organic Energy is building a complete degassing system for collecting gas at the existing landfill site in Bantar Gebang. Hofstetter was awarded the order to supply the key ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • MHF Services Concludes Work at Shpack Landfill Superfund Site

    MHF Services (MHF), a leading provider of packaging, transportation, logistics and technical services, recently concluded work on the long-running Shpack Landfill Superfund Site remediation project in Norton, MA. Over the course of six years, MHF assisted the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the USACE’s prime contractor, The Conti Group, in removing approximately 77,400 tons of low-level ...


    By PRWeb

  • Landfill gas quality SMS alerts on Cory Environmental site

    Cory Environmental wanted ‘smart’ gas monitoring for times when the site is not manned to avoid weekend and overnight staffing or lone working. Cory now has a system to monitor landfill gas concentrations and pressure continuously and send SMS alert messages. Cory Environmental took over the Hafod Quarry and Landfill in Wrexham, a mature landfill site, in 2008 and carefully ...


    By Geotech

  • Tour of Augean landfill facility

    Members of the Northern Division enjoyed a tour of Augean landfill facility on 22nd September 2010. Members were welcomed by Paul Lealman (Site Manager) and James Wathen (Technical Manager) who provided an overview of the history of the site and future plans for the site. Due to the size of the site – some 12.7 hectares – members were taken around the site by minibus to see both the ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Ethiopia’s landfill of opportunities

    Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, is growing so fast that the Repi landfill site, which 40 years ago was in the outskirts of the city, is now at its centre. The 40 hectares of solid waste it contains are not only contaminating the ground, but methane emissions are also escaping into the air. Hundreds of poor people have been making a living from the site for decades, ...


    By SciDev.Net

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