Posts from August 2013

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Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township, Ohio gets permit to increase odor neutralizer

by Zakariah Johnson

According to WCPO.com “The Ohio EPA has granted an air permit to the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township to allow the company to increase the use of odor neutralizer.” This is a plan that residents have been against (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_west_cincinnati/colerain/ohio-epa-to-hold-a-public-meeting-about-a-rumpke-proposal-to-decrease-odors#ixzz2c905Ej3z). WCPO further reported that “At issue is a disruption that developed in the north end of the landfill […]

Does the Monarch Hill Landfill Still Smell Off-Site?

by Zakariah Johnson

The Sun Sentinel  reported back in July that the Monarch Hills Landfill, known locally as Mount Trashmore, in Broward County, Florida, has been continuing to generate complaints from nearby residents despite efforts by Waste Management to remediate the foul odors.  One resident claims that the smell has been a problem for the past 10 years […]

Louisville Gas and Electric Fined

by Zakariah Johnson

The Courier Journal is reporting that after numerous odor complaints received this summer, Louisville Gas & Electric has been fined $65,000.  This is not the first time the plant has been fined as a result of odor complaints for smells likened to rotten eggs.

Peninsula Compost Odors

by Zakariah Johnson

WDDE  and WHYY  are both reporting that Peninsula Compost in Wilmington, Delaware is facing allegations that it’s violating its operating permit.  The allegations have stemmed as a result of odor emissions from the facility, as well as over-sized waste piles and the fact that waste was being kept outside of permitted areas.  Delaware Department of […]