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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 ...

  • Landfill Methane Emission Monitoring

    Methane (CH4) plays a critical role in the radiation balance and chemistry of the atmosphere. The major anthropogenic sources are anaerobic production from landfills, ruminant animals and their waste, release from the mining and use of fossil fuel, burning of biomass, etc.. On average, over the global scale, landfill methane emissions contribute between 10-19% of the anthropogenic methane burden ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Landfill Gas to Cash

    Assessing the value of landfill gas and advising on its optimum use is one of the specialist services of landfill experts, Coventry-based, Automatic Flare Systems (AFS).   AFS uses its mobile flare skid for landfill gas pumping trials to analyse the quantity and composition of landfill gas. Mounted on the skid is a Geotech GA3000 static gas analyser. It monitors the untreated ...


    By Geotech

  • The Latest in Landfill Training

    The Chartered Institution of Waste Management and the Environmental Services Association will bring you four landfill training courses in the coming months. So if you or anyone within your company needs training in Leachate, Geology or Landfill Gas Management then we have the course for you. ...

  • Helektor rates the Geotech GEM5000 for landfill gas extraction monitoring

    Greek waste management specialists, Helektor S.A. use Geotech's portable gas analyser, the GEM5000 to adjust gas flows to optimise energy generation on the Tagarades landfill site, outside Thessaloniki, Greece.  Their four MWM-Deutz TBG 620 V16 engines generate a total of 5MW.  The site has been in operation since 2006, with power generation driven by 3000 m3/h of landfill gas, drawn ...


    By Geotech

  • Landfills better open than covered

    Modern landfills which are full should not be covered with a watertight layer, says a report from Royal Haskoning, a major architects' practice in the Netherlands. Yet this is common practice today, in line with the Dutch law on environmental management which is specifically intended to isolate waste from its surroundings. The researchers are asking for a change in the legislation. Making ...


  • EPA recognizes Hillsborough County, Fl., for Taylor Road Landfill superfund site reuse (FL)

    At a ceremony this morning, EPA honored Hillsborough County, Florida, with the 2010 EPA Region 4 Excellence in Site Reuse award for creatively reusing the former Taylor Road Landfill site to serve multiple purposes that benefit the community. Region 4 created the Excellence in Site Reuse award to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in redeveloping a Superfund site. Since clean up ...

  • Core Sampling Phase of Engineering Survey to Begin Week of Jan. 13 at West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo.

    Contractors working under the oversight of EPA Region 7 will begin a new core sampling phase of an engineering survey during the week of January 13 at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo. The survey will examine the area between Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill and West Lake Landfill to locate radiologically-impacted material that may be present and identify the location for future ...

  • EPA finds cleanup of sayreville landfill superfund site protective; proposes removal from federal superfund list

    A review of conditions at the Sayreville Landfill Superfund site in the Borough of Sayreville, Middlesex County, New Jersey by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that the cleanup continues to protect people’s health and the environment. Based on its findings and recent monitoring data, EPA is proposing to remove the site from the federal Superfund list of the most ...

  • EPA finalizes plan for crown vantage landfill superfund site in Alexandria Township, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to ensure that existing measures and new restrictions at the Crown Vantage Landfill Superfund site in Alexandria Township, New Jersey will continue to protect people’s health and the environment at this closed landfill. The landfill is contaminated with semi-volatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other ...

  • A week`s work in seconds: Saving time, improving quality in gas analysis on landfill and brownfield sites

    Instant accurate data download or a week of manual data input? That is the choice facing technicians with numerous borehole gas analysis data sets. Those with data download will not wish go back to keying in endless datasets from manual notes with its risk for data entry errors. For technicians using Geotech’s latest Gas Analyser Manager software (GAMS), those days have gone. With one or ...


    By Geotech

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