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Fugitive Emissions of Methane and Landfill Gas Explained

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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 […]

Carbon Trading in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

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Frequently Asked Questions in Carbon Trading How does the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (the “EU ETS” – also referred to as CCTS, and CDM) affect the Waste Industry? First of all – both hazardous and municipal waste incinerators will not be subject to the scheme. However, the burning of landfill gas (either on its own […]

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

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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 […]

Landfill Gas Emissions and Health Effect of Landfill

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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 […]

Potential Impacts of Landfill Gas Emissions

Hazards of landfill gas

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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