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Kent County, Mich., Unveils New Plan to Control Landfill Methane

Kent County plans to double its methane collection system at the old landfill site by adding nine more gas wells and a second flare.

In August 2016, Kent County, Mich., officials expressed their concerns over methane seeping out of the county’s old 45-acre Kentwood Landfill site and immediately took action to notify residents and investigate the problem. Now, officials have announced a plan to get the problem under control.

Kent County plans to double its methane collection system at the old landfill site by adding nine more gas wells and a second flare to collect and burn off the site’s methane gas. The expansion will begin in the first quarter of this year, and a completion date has not yet been announced.

WOOD TV8 has more:

Kent County officials say they’re doubling the methane collection system at the old Kentwood Landfill after the potentially dangerous gas seeped outside the landfill’s borders.

The Kent County Department of Public Works plans to add nine more gas wells and a second flare to collect and burn off the migrating methane gas from the 45-acre site.

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