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Pennsylvania Landfill Submits Plan to Address Long-Standing Leachate Issues

The plan includes installing three more water-monitoring wells and conducting geophysical surveys to detect moisture in soil in the contaminated area.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently fined the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pa., for three violations related to the handling of leachate.

Now, the landfill has submitted a plan to address long-standing leachate contamination issues to state environmental officials. The plan includes installing three more water-monitoring wells and conducting geophysical surveys to detect moisture in soil in the contaminated area.

The Times-Tribune has more details:

Keystone Sanitary Landfill has submitted an abatement plan to further address long-standing leachate contamination issues to state environmental officials, Keystone consultant Al Magnotta testified during a hearing before a state environmental board Monday.

The plan submitted Friday provides for installing three more water-monitoring wells in the vicinity of a well where contamination has been found, said Mr. Magnotta. Two of these wells will be deep enough to reach the groundwater table while the third will be a shallow well, he added.

Keystone will also conduct more “geophysical” surveys to find out if there is moisture in the soil in the contaminated area, said Mr. Magnotta.

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