Alanco Gains Approval for Solid Oil Landfill

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

December 18, 2013

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Alanco Gains Approval for Solid Oil Landfill

Alanco Technologies Inc. has gotten approval to construct an 80-acre landfill near Grand Junction, Colo., for the disposal of solid oil and gas.

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Alanco said in a news release its subsidiary, Alanco Energy Services (AES), received approval from the Mesa (Colo.) County Board of Commissioners to build the 3 million cubic yard capacity landfill for the disposal of waste such as drill cuttings, tank bottoms and sock filters.

The facility will be built on Alanco’s 160-acre Indian Mesa site near Grand Junction.

The landfill approval also allows for disposal of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) contaminated oil and gas wastes, including both solids and produced water.

AES expects final construction approval from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in February 2014 for Indian Mesa's produced water disposal ponds, which will consist of 12 ponds on the north 80 acres of the 160-acre site, with an annual evaporative capacity in excess of 1 million barrels of produced water.

The company expects construction approval for Indian Mesa's south 80-acre landfill operation by next fall.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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