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Landfill Gas Migration Defined and Explained

Landfill gas migration is defined as the process which occurs when the landfill gas generated within a landfill moves from the site of original waste deposition out of the landfilled waste, into the surrounding environment. This may take place as a result of the gas flow induced by the positive gas pressure produced by the […]

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Fugitive Emissions of Methane and Landfill Gas Explained

It is well known that fugitive emissions of methane and landfill gas occur when methane escapes from production facilities, wells, pipes, compressors and other equipment associated with coal mining or natural gas extraction, landfills, and biogas plants. It is obviously very important to reduce fugitive emissions to an absolute minimum. Why are Fugitive Escapes of […]

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Landfill gas explosions

Notorious Landfill Gas Explosions During the 1980s in the UK and the US

Landfill gas explosions taught the UK waste management industry of the very real dangers of methane gas through hard experience. The industry learnt from a series of accidents, some of which are described below, plus a disaster in the water industry. That disaster was the Abbeystead Disaster which was caused by a methane explosion in […]

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Landfill Gas Emissions and Health Effect of Landfill

Health Effects of Landfill and Landfill Gas The context for the “Emissions and Health Impacts Associated with Waste Management” report, is a UK Government Strategy Unit Report commissioned to assess health effect of landfill (if any was found to exist) from Enviros Consulting. This report was prepared at the request of the Strategy Unit at the UK Cabinet […]

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Potential Impacts of Landfill Gas Emissions

Landfill gas when emitted from a landfill gives rise to a list of possible impacts. Just think of the following attributes of landfill gas emissions each of which brings the risk of potential impacts of landfill gas emissions: Landfill gas is; flammable, explosive after it is emitted, when in the right mixture with air (oxygen) an asphyiant devoid of […]

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