Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The scent of a landfill

Here is an interesting article I found online while doing some research. It's from a national publication called Waste Age and is called "Passing the Smell Test."

This is the opening paragraph:

IT'S THE MESSAGE NO LANDFILL wants to receive. Recently, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Boston, issued a notice of non-compliance to a construction and demolition (C&D) debris landfill for its failure to control odor. According to the notice, the decomposition of C&D debris was causing the release of odor-causing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas. Those who don't recognize the gas by name would know it by its smell — the unmistakable odor of rotten eggs.

I think I know to which landfill they are referring ... anyway, it's an interesting read, for all those interested in C&D fines and smells, and what the industry is doing about it.


Anonymous said...

Exactly! And in today's Daily News he threatens again with lawsuits. He’s grasping at straws and he will loose. There are no complaints on the landfill UNTIL he started bringing in C&D material from Wood Waste in Everett. Everett has the same ill effects as the landfill.

The AG did not fill out the paper work properly and that's why the court date was pushed back to April 23rd. Do not trust the AG. Have your own Newburyport people there, the Board of Health Director along with the AD Hoc committee and neighbors in the landfill with all your documents and show the court there has been no complaints until the C&D material was brought in from Everett and look at the boxes and boxes of paper trail events in Everett. Don't contact the an Alderman. This administration has lied and jumped through hoops for Mr. Thibeault. He's a friend and financial backer to the mayor.....whom by the way just purchased a brand new Mercedes Benz.

Anonymous said...

The City of Newburyport does not and never has owned the Landfill. Crow lane has always been privately owned. Verified it with Essex County Registry of Deeds.