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New Odor Control System at N.C. Landfill Experiences Problems

The new system has been broken or running intermittently this month due to electrical and mechanical issues and changes in wind direction.

In August, a new odor control system was installed at the South Wake Landfill in Apex, N.C. And now, just a few weeks later, Wake County officials have stated that the new system has been broken or running intermittently this month due to electrical and mechanical issues and changes in wind direction.

The new system is supposed to be running full-time to help control the odor issues at the landfill, but it’s currently only running part-time due to the unexpected problems that have occurred.

WNCN has more information:

A new odor control system for the South Wake Landfill has been broken or running intermittently this month, according to Wake County officials.

The odor issue is something people in southwestern Wake County have been dealing with for months. The smell from a landfill in Holly Springs can sometimes carry for miles.

A vapor-based odor control system was supposed to be up and running in August. The system filters the air around the landfill, which opened in 2008.

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